Mumbai, July 6: The BSE Sensex scaled a new record high of 53,129.37 points on Tuesday afternoon, and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange was trading near its all-time high.
Heavy buying activity was witnessed in banking and financial stocks.
Around 2.15 p.m., Sensex was trading at 53,116.73, higher by 236.73 points or 0.45 per cent from its previous close of 52,880.00.
It opened at 52,874.85 and has so far recorded an intra-day low of 52,805.88 points.
The Nifty50 was trading at 15,897.10, higher by 62.75 points or 0.4 per cent from its previous close.
It has touched an intra-day high of 15,914.20 points. Nifty's all-time high is 15,915.65 points.
The top gainers on the Sensex were UltraTech Cement, HDFC Bank and Bajaj Finance, while the major losers were Tech Mahindra, TCS and NTPC.