MARKET LIVE: Sensex up 500 points, holds 52,000; midcap index outperformsFebruary 15, 2021
Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex scaled the 52,000-mark for the first time ever, and was trading 520 points up at 52,070 levels. The broader Nifty50 index also hovered above 15,300. Axis Bank (up 4%) was the top Sensex gainer, followed by ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, and State Bank of India (all up 3%).
The Nifty sectoral indices were painted green, led by Nifty Private Bank index, up 1.7 per cent. Meanwhile, the Nifty Bank index topped the 37,000-mark for the first time.
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap zoomed 1.5 per cent while the SmallCap index was up half a per cent.