Shares edge up to hit record highs for 2nd straight day

Written by Reuters | Updated: Apr 22 2014, 16:49pm hrs
SharesIndian shares edge higher to hit record highs for a second consecutive session. PTI
Indian shares edge higher to hit record highs for a second consecutive session.

The BSE Sensex gains as much as 0.28 percent to hit a high of 22,828.58, while the broader NSE Nifty advances as much as 0.2 percent to hit a record high of 6,831.75.

Capital goods shares continue to gain for the second straight day, with Larsen & Toubro gaining 1.4 percent and * Bharat Heavy Electricals adding 1.2 percent.

Overseas investors underpin sentiment, as they continue to buy Indian shares for the second straight session. Foreign investors bought shares worth of 2.13 billion rupees ($35.22 million) on Monday, provisional exchange data showed, adding to $67.58 million on Thursday.