Bombay stocks surged for the fourth straight session Thursday, breaking 12,000 for the first time and setting an all-time high.

The BSE Sensex jumped 144 points to settle at 12,040.

Petrochemicals major

Reliance

climbed 8%,

Tata Steel

rose 5.8% and

Hindalco

, the top aluminum company, gained 3.4%. Other gainers included

Tata Motors

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, IT name

Satyam

( SAY) and chemical outfit

Grasim

.

Losers on the index were power company

NTPC

, down 2.5%,

HDFC

, off 2%, and

Hero Honda

, down 1.7%.

Hexaware Technologies

slid 3% despite doubling net profits.

Syngenta India

, an agribusiness company, was down 6.5% on posting a loss in the most recent quarter.

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