Continuing their record-breaking spree, markets on Tuesday hit new highs with the BSE Sensex scaling another peak of 29,456.63 and the NSE Nifty soared to 8,878.20 in opening trade on sustained capital inflows.
Besides, markets were buoyed by optimism over upcoming Budget and quarterly earnings amidst positive domestic factors and mixed global cues. The benchmark BSE Sensex climbed by 177.79 points, or 0.60 per cent, to trade at a new high of 29,456.63, breaking its previous record of 29,408.73 reached on Friday.
The benchmark index had gained 1,932.02 points in the previous seven sessions. The National Stock Exchange index Nifty spurted by 42.60 points, or 0.48 per cent, to hit a new peak of 8,878.20, surpassing its previous intra-day high of 8,866.40 touched on Friday.
Brokers said sentiments remained upbeat on sustained capital inflows amidst optimism over upcoming Budget and corporate earnings amidst Prime Minister Narendra Modi promising an open business environment and predictable tax regime in his meeting on Monday with US President Barack Obama.