Stock Market Live on Wednesday 3 July 2024: Indian benchmark indices hit fresh highs at the open on Wednesday, with the Sensex breaching the 80k mark for the first time and touching a lifetime high of 80,074 points, while the Nifty50 index added 184 points. , its latest high was recorded at 24,307. However, benchmarks retreated slightly after the open with the Sensex trading up 480 points, and the NIfty50 up 0.61 percent at 24,270 at 79,921.77.

Index heavyweight HDFC Bank was the top gainer on the Sensex, which hit a new high of Rs 1,791.90. Following the list of gainers on the Sensex were Kotak Bank, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finsar and M&M, while Tech Mahindra, TCS, Sun Pharma, Infosys and Bharti Airtel led the losers. On the NSE, Britannia, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank were among the top leaders while Tata Motors and Ultratech Cement were among the losers.

Among the broader indices, the mid-cap index gained 0.53 percent and the small-cap index gained over 0.68 percent, reflecting optimism in the market.

Sectorally, all but the Nifty IT index gained, with Nifty Financial Services, Nifty Private Bank, Nifty FMCG and Nifty Metals among the top gainers.

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