Sensex rose about 70 points to settle at a fresh lifetime peak of 34,503 while Nifty rose\u00a019 points to end at a record high of\u00a010,651.2. In the intraday trade, 30-share barometer Sensex added\u00a0125.81 points to hit the day's high of 34,558.88 while Nifty 50 surged 32.4 points to hit an all-time high of 10,664.6.\u00a0Indian stock markets closed marginally higher on Thursday after trading in red until morning session with\u00a0the blue-chip shares of Infosys, Bharti Airtel, Indiabulls Housing Finance, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Eicher Motors, Tech Mahindra, HUL, Yes Bank rising the most. BSE Sensex gained 70.42 points or 0.20% to finish at 34,503.49 and NSE Nifty rose 19 points or 0.18% to conclude at 10,651.2. The domestic stock markets started on a cautious note today as investors were keenly awaiting the major third-quarter earnings beginning with the blue-chip firm TCS.\u00a0In the week ahead, the global cues such as rising crude oil prices, combined with the direction of foreign fund flows and the rupee\u2019s movement against the US dollar, will also impact investors\u2019 risk-taking appetite. Shares of India\u2019s largest IT company\u00a0Tata Consultancy Services\u00a0lost 0.67% to end at Rs 2,788.4 after hitting an all-new 52-week high of Rs\u00a02,810 in the morning trades.\u00a0IT bellwether TCS is scheduled to announce its third-quarter earnings on Thursday, 11 January 2018. Apart from TCS, shares 3 other major IT firms hit a 52-week high. Shares of Infosys were the top gainers among the 50 shares of NSE Nifty. The of stock India\u2019s second-largest IT company Infosys rose as much as 2.96% to a 52-week high of Rs 1,083.4\u00a0before settling 2.3% up at Rs 1,076.5.\u00a0The stock of Tech\u00a0Mahindra\u00a0gained over 2% to hit a 52-week high of Rs 555.85 whereas the stock KPIT added as much as 2.69% to a 52-week high of Rs 211.8 on NSE. Other than IT companies, shares of Bharti Airtel, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC, HUL, Eicher Motors, Asian Paints, Yes Bank, M&M, Indiabulls Housing Finance, UPL, PFC, Sun TV, Motherson Sumi, Glenmark Pharma, PNB, Tata Power, Cummins India, Britannia, OFSS gained up to 3%. Among the shares of group 'A', IDFC Bank, Praj Industries, Symphony, Eros Media, Aban Offshore rose in a range of 6%-9% while Fortis Healthcare, Videocon Industries, Tata Sponge Iron and Container Corporation of India lost between 2% to 9%. Meanwhile,\u00a0IndusInd Bank\u00a0on Thursday reported a rise of 25% in Q3 net profit to Rs 936 crore in the October-December quarter on a yearly basis for the financial year 2017-2018 while the net NPAs (non-performing assets) saw an increase of 10%\u00a0in three months. The prominent private sector\u00a0lender IndusInd Bank reported a net profit of Rs 936.25 crore, up by 24.72% from Rs 750.64 crore in the third quarter of the financial year 2016-2017. The total income of\u00a0IndusInd Bank grew 16.05% to Rs 5,473.54 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2017. The bank reported a net inc0me of Rs 4,716.13 crore in the same period a year earlier. Following a\u00a0decrease in the asset quality of IndusInd Bank, shares of IndusInd Bank\u00a0dived nearly 3%. The stock of\u00a0IndusInd Bank tumbled 2.75% to the day\u2019s low of Rs 1,687. IndusInd Bank shares opened marginally higher at Rs 1740, up by 0.3% in the morning trades on BSE.