Sensex takes a big leap; touches 12000 mark
Mumbai, Apr 20: The BSE Sensex today crossed the 12,000-mark for the first time, touching a high of 12,004 with a gain of 109 points.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensitive Index (Sensex) took just 19 trading sessions to travel from 11,000 points to 12,000, which is one of the fastest 1,000-point gain by the index in its history.
Sensex had crossed the 11,000-mark for the first time on March 21.
Reliance Industries, with 7.85 per cent gain at Rs 993, was one of the prime mover of the Sensex today above the whopping 12,000 mark.
Metal scrips like Hindalco and Tata Steel and oil and gas giant ONGC were the other heavyweights that helped the benchmark index surge to the 12,000 figure.
Sensex had dipped to 11,008.43 points on April 13, but since then it recovered almost 1,000 points in just the last four trading sessions.
The market closed over 10,000 points level on February 7 and reached the 11,000 level on March 27.