The NSE Nifty also maintained its rising trend by gaining 46.25 points or 0.67 percent to hit a new all-time high of 6,861.60 points surpassing its previous intra-day high of 6,838.00 touched in Tuesday's trade.

Stock brokers said besides widespread buying by funds and retail investors on the back of encouraging Q4 earnings by bluechip companies covering-up of pending outstanding short positions by speculators on the last session of April month expiry in the Derivatives segment helped the key indices Sensex and Nifty to continue their record-breaking spree.

Further, a mixed trend in other Asian markets and overnight gains in US markets on good earnings reports influenced the trading sentiments here, they said.

Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei gained 0.57 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.61 per cent in early trade on Wednesday.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.40 percent higher in Tuesday's trade.


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