Indian equities continued to rise on Friday. At 10.08 a.m., the
Sensex was trading up 267.93 points or 1.46% at 18,617.18 with 30
components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by
81.35 points or 1.46% at 5,635.60 with 49 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
61.95 points or 0.34% at 18,411.20, while the broad based NSE Nifty
started with a rise of 22.75 points or 0.41%, at 5,577.
I C I C I Bank contributed rise of
37.53 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development
Finance Corporation (30.26 points), Larsen & Toubro (28.8
points), I T C (23.52 points) and Reliance Industries (18.37
However, Maruti Suzuki India contributed fall of 1.25 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by ACC (1.42 points), D L F (1.62
points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.14 points) and
Hindalco Industries (2.23 points).
All shares in the Sensex settled with gains. Biggest were Bharat
Heavy Electricals (3.39%), Larsen & Toubro (2.95%), I C I C I
Bank (2.72%), Sterlite Industries (India) (2.62%), Mahindra &
Mahindra (2.34%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 1.28% and 1.12% respectively.The major gainers
in the BSE Midcap were Alok Industries (2.11%), A I A Engineering
(1.84%), Aban Offshore (1.12%), Alstom India (1.09%) and A B G
Shipyard (0.48%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z
Maintenance & Engineering Services (2.67%), Action Construction
Equipment (1.71%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.25%), Trident (0.12%) and
Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.06%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 10,569.40, up by 260.86 points or
by 2.53%. The major gainers were BEML (2.05%), A I A Engineering
(1.84%), Bharat Electronics (1.73%), A B B (1.51%) and Alstom India
The Power index was at 1,950.55, up by 43.42 points or by 2.28%.
The major gainers were Reliance Infrastructure (4.28%), Bharat
Heavy Electricals (3.39%), Crompton Greaves (3.3%), Adani Power
(3.02%) and A B B (1.51%).
The Bankex index was at 12,768.61, up by 238.29 points or by
1.90%. The major gainers were Canara Bank(3.01%), Bank Of India
(2.9%), Bank Of Baroda (1.93%), Federal Bank (1.31%) and H D F C
The Realty index was at 1,765.60, up by 27.28 points or by
1.57%. The major gainers were Anant Raj Industries (3.82%),
Indiabulls Real Estate (2.7%), Housing Development and
Infrastructure (2.63%), D L F (1.5%) and Godrej Properties
Market breadth was positive with 1,388 advances against 417
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 250.18 million. It was followed by Pantaloon Retail
(India) (Rs. 165.81 million), Reliance Capital (Rs. 165.78 million)
and Reliance Industries (Rs. 130.55 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of
over 1.91 million shares. It was followed by Spicejet (1.65
million), Lanco Infratech (1.49 million) and I F C I (1.23