Sensex listless; Realty, Power surge
24th September 2012 01:18 PM
Indian equities continue totrade on a flat note onMondaytracking subdued global markets. Realty, power and capital goods gained ground, while FMCG and IT declined. At 12.52 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 8.44 points or 0.05% at 18,761.27 with 19 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 9.85 points or 0.17% at 5,701.00 with 30 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 3.48 points or 0.02% at 18,756.31, while the broad based NSE Nifty began flat with a gain of 0.80 points or 0.01%, at 5,691.95.
ICICI Bank contributed rise of 14.27 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Bharat Heavy Electricals (14.11 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (13.15 points), Larsen & Toubro (12.54 points) and Reliance Industries (11.81 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 45.11 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (26.76 points), Hindustan Unilever (22.37 points), Tata Consultancy Services (15.57 points) and Infosys (3.94 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharat Heavy Electricals (6.72%), Jindal Steel & Power (6.17%), Tata Power Company (3.21%), Hindalco Industries (3.19%), Mahindra & Mahindra (3.07%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (2.93%).
On the other hand, Hindustan Unilever (3.16%), ITC (2.56%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.90%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.57%), Cipla (1.34%), and GAIL (India) (1.05%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 1.20% and 1.27% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were ABG Shipyard (8.88%), Allcargo Logistics (4.62%), Aban Offshore (4.48%), AIA Engineering (2.17%) and Alstom India (1.01%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Reliance MediaWorks (6.13%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.32%), Advanta India (1.92%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.75%) and Action Construction Equipment (0.56%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,832.35, up by 54.91 points or by 3.09%. The major gainers were Indiabulls Real Estate (4.55%), Godrej Properties (4.03%), Anant Raj Industries (3.34%), DLF (2.36%) and D B Realty (2.22%).
The Power index was at 2,044.83, up by 54.72 points or by 2.75%. The major gainers were Adani Power (9.59%), Crompton Greaves (7.16%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (6.72%), Reliance Infrastructure (5.05%) and ABB (2.24%).
The Capital Goods index was at 10,995.03, up by 261.84 points or by 2.44%. The major gainers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (6.72%), A B B (2.24%), AIA Engineering (2.17%), BEML (1.58%) and Alstom India (1.01%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,208.70, down by 86.98 points or by 1.64%. The major losers were Hindustan Unilever (3.16%), ITC (2.56%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (1.17%), Tata Global Beverages (0.31%) and Dabur India (0.24%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,689 advances against 1,026 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 973.37 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 656.50 million), Larsen & Toubro (Rs. 394.97 million) and Oberoi Realty (Rs. 375.68 million).
The volume chart was led by Lanco Infratech with trades of over 9.37 million shares. It was followed by Transgene Biotek (4.31 million), Suzlon Energy (4.05 million) and Cals Refineries (3.94 million).
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