Sensex falls 80 points to end below 18,700
24th September 2012 04:18 PM
Indian markets ended thevolatile session on a sluggish note on Monday led by FMCG and oil &gas stocks. However, buying interest was seen in realty, power and capital goods.
At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex declined 79.5 pointsor 0.42% at 18,673.34 with 17 components posting drop. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty fell by 21.55 pointsor 0.38% at 5,669.60 with 32 components posting drop.Sensex Movers
ITC contributed fall of 38.02 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (35.27 points), Reliance Industries (28.49 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (15.17 points) and Hindustan Unilever (14.54 points).
However, HDFC Bank contributed rise of 20.36 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Mahindra & Mahindra (15.98 points), Bharat Heavy Electricals (14.97 points), ICICI Bank (7.65 points) and Maruti Suzuki India (6.95 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharat Heavy Electricals (6.41%), Jindal Steel & Power (4.18%), Mahindra & Mahindra (3.66%), Maruti Suzuki India (3.13%), HDFC Bank (1.47%), and Dr Reddy"s Laboratories (1.39%).
On the other hand, Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.52%), ITC (2.25%), Hindustan Unilever (2.16%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.06%), Reliance Industries (1.61%), and Cipla (1.45%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.33% and 0.85% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were ABG Shipyard (9.04%), Allcargo Logistics (3.85%), AIA Engineering (3.36%), Aban Offshore (3.11%) and Alstom India (0.12%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (5.81%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.58%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.05%), Action Construction Equipment (0.56%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.48%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Power index was at 2,023.98, up by 33.87 points or by 1.70%. The major gainers were Adani Power (7.89%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (6.41%), Crompton Greaves (5.42%), Reliance Infrastructure (3.04%) and ABB (1.87%).
The Realty index was at 1,803.20, up by 25.76 points or by 1.45%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (9.56%), Godrej Properties (3.22%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.57%), Indiabulls Real Estate (1.75%) and DB Realty (0.14%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,217.53, down by 78.15 points or by 1.48%. The major losers were ITC (2.25%), Hindustan Unilever (2.16%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (1.33%), Dabur India (0.32%) and Nestle India (0.21%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,675 advances against 1,240 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,698.08 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 1,500.59 million), Larsen & Toubro (Rs. 646.17 million) and Reliance Capital (Rs. 623.78 million).
The volume chart was led by Lanco Infratech with trades of over 14.05 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (8.57 million), Cals Refineries (8.29 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (5.91 million).
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