Sensex ends up 124 points; metal, realty, power rally
Published: 08th August 2013 04:18 PM
Last Updated: 08th August 2013 04:18 PM
Indian markets ended higher on Thursdayled by gains seen in
metal, realty and power stocks. At the close, the benchmark
30-share index, BSE Sensex gained 124.46 pointsor 0.67% at
18,789.34 with 21 components registering rise. Meanwhile, the broad
based NSE Nifty climbed by 14.10 points or 0.26% at 5,533.20 with
40 components registering rise.Sensex Movers
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of
31.87 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (24.29
points), I T C (17.2 points), Bharti Airtel (14.93 points) and Tata
Consultancy Services (14.28 points).
However, State Bank Of India contributed fall of 21.65 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (14.26
points), Reliance Industries (10.26 points), Hindustan Unilever
(2.46 points) and Wipro (2.07 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Hindalco Industries
(5.42%), Tata Steel (5.18%), Cipla (5.09%), Maruti Suzuki India
(3.89%), Bharti Airtel (3.24%), and Mahindra & Mahindra
On the other hand, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (3.24%), State
Bank Of India (3.04%), Dr Reddy's Laboratories (1.57%), Wipro
(0.79%), Reliance Industries (0.64%), and Hindustan Unilever
(0.41%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 1.34% and 1.32% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Aban Offshore (4.66%), Alstom India
(3.26%), Allahabad Bank (1.42%), A I A Engineering (0.46%) and A B
G Shipyard (0.43%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z
Maintenance & Engineering Services (4.97%), Trident (1.65%),
Adhunik Metaliks (1.43%), Aarti Industries (0.56%) and Action
Construction Equipment (0.54%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Metal index was at 6,855.54, up by 174.29 points or by
2.61%. The major gainers were Hindalco Industries (5.42%),
Hindustan Zinc (2.7%), NMDC (2.1%), Coal India (2.07%) and Jindal
Steel & Power (1.77%).
The Realty index was at 1,249.78, up by 28.74 points or by
2.35%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (6.13%), D L F (5.38%),
Parsvnath Developers (3.7%), Housing Development and Infrastructure
(2.76%) and Anant Raj (2.3%).
The Power index was at 1,417.17, up by 19.89 points or by 1.42%.
The major gainers were A B B India (3.78%), Reliance Infrastructure
(3.18%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.42%), Adani Power (1.17%) and
C E S C (0.46%).
On the other hand, the HC index was at 8,809.10, down by 18.5
points or by 0.21%. The major losers were Cadila Healthcare
(5.13%), Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals (2.38%), Dr Reddy'S
Laboratories (1.57%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.34%) and
Glenmark Pharmaceutical (0.11%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,427 advances against 896
Value and Volume Toppers
Ranbaxy Laboratories topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 1,113.23 million. It was followed by State Bank Of
India (Rs. 600.52 million), Tata Motors (Rs. 483.62 million) and
Yes Bank (Rs. 398.52 million).
The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 4.24
million shares. It was followed by Jaiprakash Associates (3.64
million), Gitanjali Gems (3.44 million) and Ranbaxy Laboratories