Sensex gains 63 points; FMCG, Healthcare, CD rise
25th September 2012 02:18 PM
Indian indices are trading higher amid choppy tradeswith Nifty nearing towards 5,700 levels. FMCG stocks gained the most followed by healthcare, consumer durables and power. However, metal stocks fell the most.At 1:00 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 62.49 points or 0.33% at 18,735.83 with 15 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 16.50 points or 0.29% at 5,686.10 with 23 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 34.67 points or 0.19% at 18,708.01, while the broad based NSE Nifty began flat with a gain of 5.30 points or 0.09%, at 5,674.90.
ITC contributed rise of 28.11 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (18.57 points), Reliance Industries (11.81 points), Hindustan Unilever (10.28 points) and Tata Consultancy Services (9.02 points).
However, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation contributed fall of 6.42 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Steel (6.17 points), Tata Motors (4.83 points), Maruti Suzuki India (3.36 points) and Sterlite Industries (India) (2.77 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (2.32%), ITC (1.66%), Hindustan Unilever (1.52%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.32%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.17%), and Tata Consultancy Services (1.00%).
On the other hand, Jindal Steel & Power (2.91%), Tata Steel (1.88%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.51%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.49%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.87%), and Tata Motors (0.79%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap and Smallcap index rose 0.31% and 0.32% respectively.
Sectors in Limelight
The FMCG index was at 5,292.49, up by 74.96 points or by 1.44%. The major gainers were ITC (1.66%), Hindustan Unilever (1.52%), United Breweries (1.16%), Godrej Consumer Products (1.1%) and Dabur India (0.4%).
The HC index was at 7,392.56, up by 58.19 points or by 0.79%. The major gainers were Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (3.39%), Biocon (3.13%), Aurobindo Pharma (2.47%), Cipla (2.32%) and Cadila Healthcare (0.34%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 6,724.90, up by 43.27 points or by 0.65%. The major gainers were Bajaj Electricals (3.15%), C.Mahendra Exports (2.48%), Whirlpool Of India (0.94%), Rajesh Exports (0.51%) and Titan Industries (0.49%).
On the other hand, the Metal index was at 10,595.11, down by 113.25 points or by 1.06%. The major losers were Jindal Steel & Power (2.91%), Sesa Goa (0.99%), JSW Steel (0.72%), Steel Authority Of India (0.71%) and Coal India (0.22%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,318 advances against 1,328 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Bayer CropScience topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 6,172.02 million. It was followed by Cairn India (Rs. 1,096.87 million), United Spirits (Rs. 868.04 million) and State Bank Of India (Rs. 769.59 million).
The volume chart was led by Bayer CropScience with trades of over 6.01 million shares. It was followed by Lanco Infratech (5.52 million), SKS Microfinance (5.02 million) and Suzlon Energy (3.36 million).
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