Sensex trades down 25 points; Bharti, CIL, HDFC Bank fall
26th September 2012 12:18 PM
Indian markets fell marginally on Wednesday notetracking subdued Asian markets. On the other hand, mid andsmallcap outperformed the benchmark indices.
Asian stocks fell amid concern stimulus measures by central banks from the U.S to Asia and Europe won"t be enough to boost global economic growth.
At 11.31 am, the Sensex was trading down 24.61 points or 0.13% at 18,669.80 with 17 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 7.80 points or 0.14% at 5,666.10 with 29 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline of 49.87 points or 0.27% at 18,644.54, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 20.50 points or 0.36%, at 5,653.40.
H D F C Bank contributed fall of 15.1 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (12.37 points), Infosys (12.28 points), I C I C I Bank (8.92 points) and Housing Development Finance Corporation (7.27 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed rise of 17.21 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (11.97 points), ACC (4.48 points), Hindustan Unilever (4.33 points) and Mahindra & Mahindra (2.71 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (1.64%), G A I L (India) (1.10%), Reliance Industries (0.97%), I T C (0.71%), Hero Motocorp (0.66%), and Hindustan Unilever (0.64%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (2.84%), Coal India (1.49%), H D F C Bank (1.09%), Hindalco Industries (1.01%), Infosys (0.83%), and Tata Motors (0.82%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.70% and 0.94% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Aban Offshore (3.26%), Alok Industries (2.63%), Amara Raja Batteries (2.33%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.27%) and Amtek Auto (0.11%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aarti Industries (3.83%), A B G Infralogistics (2.17%), Reliance MediaWorks (2.01%), Trident (1.55%) and Adhunik Metaliks (1.06%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,863.63, up by 22.86 points or by 1.24%. The major gainers were Anant Raj Industries (2.63%), Godrej Properties (2.09%), D B Realty (1.17%), D L F (0.97%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.51%).
The HC index was at 7,437.59, up by 58.95 points or by 0.80%. The major gainers were Cadila Healthcare (3.05%), Aurobindo Pharma (2.57%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.78%), Cipla (1.64%) and Biocon (0.38%).
The TECk index was at 3,421.43, down by 20.06 points or by 0.58%. The major losers were Bharti Airtel (2.84%), D B Corp (1.49%), Mphasis (0.88%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.79%) and Idea Cellular (0.52%).The IT index was at 5,947.27, down by 26.58 points or by 0.44%. The major losers were Mphasis (0.88%), Infosys (0.83%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.79%), H C L Technologies (0.53%) and Tata Consultancy Services (0.14%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,445 advances against 1,012 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Max India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,087.79 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 961.80 million), United Breweries (Holdings) (Rs. 604.00 million) and Pantaloon Retail (India) (Rs. 456.47 million).
The volume chart was led by Spicejet with trades of over 11.08 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (8.66 million), Max India (5.45 million) and I F C I (5.19 million).
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