Indian equities wrappedthe daya buoyant note led by sharp gains
in banking, capital goods and oil & gas stocks. At the close,
the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex added 290.30 points or
1.53% at 19,270.06 with 20 components registering rise. Meanwhile,
the broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 87.45 points or 1.56% at
5,680.40 with 34 components registering rise.Sensex Movers
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation contributed rise of 60.95
points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (34.63
points), I T C (31.23 points), Bharti Airtel (25.81 points) and
Housing Development Finance Corporation (23.18 points).
However, Hindustan Unilever contributed fall of 10.04 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Power Company (4.88 points),
Tata Consultancy Services (4.48 points), Mahindra & Mahindra
(3.56 points) and Maruti Suzuki India (1.73 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were I C I C I Bank (7.37%),
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (7.17%), Bharti Airtel (5.47%),
Cipla (4.49%), Larsen & Toubro (3.58%), and Bharat Heavy
On the other hand, Tata Power Company (2.61%), Coal India
(2.12%), Hindustan Unilever (1.62%), Hero Motocorp (0.76%),
Mahindra & Mahindra (0.72%), and Maruti Suzuki India (0.66%)
were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.57% and 0.63% respectively.The major gainers
in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies (4.96%),
Aban Offshore (1.89%), Amara Raja Batteries (1.12%), Anant Raj
(0.67%) and Alstom India (0.21%).The major gainers in the BSE
Smallcap were Dr Datsons Labs (19.95%), A2Z Maintenance &
Engineering Services (3.51%), Aarti Industries (2.17%), Action
Construction Equipment (1.21%) and Reliance MediaWorks (0.22%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Bankex index was at 11,333.44, up by 318.45 points or by
2.89%. The major gainers were I C I C I Bank (7.37%), Indusind Bank
(3.52%), Federal Bank (2.44%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (2.18%) and H D
F C Bank (1.24%).
The Capital Goods index was at 7,443.02, up by 200.42 points or
by 2.77%. The major gainers were Crompton Greaves (4.53%), Bharat
Heavy Electricals (3.17%), Havell'S India (1.49%), A B B India
(0.39%) and Alstom India (0.21%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,572.54, up by 184.33 points or
by 2.20%. The major gainers were Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
(5.92%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (4.21%), Indian Oil
Corporation (4.13%), Oil India (2.62%) and G A I L (India)
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 5,713.41,
down by 38.22 points or by 0.66%. The major losers were Whirlpool
Of India (2.17%), Rajesh Exports (1.58%), Titan Industries (1.23%),
V I P Industries (1.19%) and T T K Prestige (0.49%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,345 advances against 1,021
Value and Volume Toppers
Axis Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 976.51 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
760.50 million), Sesa Goa (Rs. 634.36 million) and Larsen &
Toubro (Rs. 449.24 million).
The volume chart was led by Spicejet with trades of over 4.92
million shares. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings (4.01
million), Jaiprakash Associates (3.87 million) and Sesa Goa (3.62