Sensex begins trading above 52,450, Nifty breaches 15,400

New Delhi, Feb 16 (FN Bureau) The BSE Sensex on Tuesday opened by about 250 points at 52,400 points reaching an all-time record level of 52,516.76 points. Meanwhile, the National Stock Exchange NSE Nifty also touched a new high of 15,431.75 points.
Reliance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, Powergrid Corp, and Ultratech Cement were among the top gainers on Sensex. Down in the red were ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, Nestle. The broader markets tracked the gains in their benchmark peers, with the S&P BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices trading 0.6 per cent and 0.7 per cent higher, respectively.