Buying was mainly seen across-the-board as 12 out of BSE 13 sectoral indices closed in the green locking gains of between 0.1 percent and 0.78 percent. The BSE Bankex, however, ended with a fall of 0.12 percent.

The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share barometer resumed strong at 21,278.08. It hit a new intra-day record high of 21,321.53, before paring some gains to settle at an historic closing high of 21,239.36, a rise of 42.55 points. The 50-share Nifty of the NSE also recorded its an all-time closing high of 6,317.35, surpassing its previous closing high of 6,312.45 registered on November 5, 2010.

The Nifty, however, failed to cross its an all-time intra-day high of 6,357.10 logged on January 1, 2008. On Sunday, it touched a high of 6,342.95. Though there was no usual trading on Sunday, a special 75-minute 'Muhurat' trading session is permitted on the stock markets.

Foreign Institutional Investors bought shares worth a net Rs 186.95 crore on Friday (November 1) as per provisional data from the stock exchanges. Among the 30-share Sensex pack, 22 stocks closed with gains while eight of them fell.

Tata Motors lead the Sensex gainers with a rise of 1.74 percent, followed by Jindal Steel (1.13 percent), Sun Pharma (0.95 percent), Maruti Suzuki (0.86 percent), Tata Power (0.85 percent) and BHEL (0.84 percent). Among notable losers, ICICI Bank eased by 0.65 percent and M&M by 0.52 percent.

Initial gains were minimized as some investors booked profits to write their first entry with gains on the first special Muhurat session of Hindu Samvat 2070 year, said brokers.

Reflecting smart rise in second-line stocks, 1,556 stocks closed in the green while only 473 lost ground. The BSE-Midcap and BSE-Smallcap firmed up by 1.05 percent and 1.37 percent, outperforming the BSE Sensex.

Stock markets will remain closed on Monday on account of 'Balipratipada' and resume regular trading on Tuesday (November 5).


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