Sensex falls 41 points in early trade
08th October 2012 10:18 AM
Indian equities declined in early trade on Monday. At 09.20 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 41.22 points or 0.22% at 18,897.24 with 19 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 14.15 points or 0.25% at 5,732.80 with 36 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 30.73 points or 0.16% at 18,969.19, while the broad based NSE Nifty began flat with a gain of 4.90 points or 0.09%, at 5,751.85.
Reliance Industries contributed fall of 12.98 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (9.1 points), Larsen & Toubro (7.98 points), Bharat Heavy Electricals (4.62 points) and State Bank Of India (3.63 points).
However, Tata Consultancy Services contributed rise of 7.81 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (7.08 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (4.18 points), Bharti Airtel (2.48 points) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.07 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.27%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.86%), Bharti Airtel (0.56%), Cipla (0.51%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.50%), and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.28%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.96%), Tata Power Company (1.73%), Wipro (1.27%), Hindalco Industries (0.80%), Larsen & Toubro (0.77%), and Reliance Industries (0.72%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.11% and 0.25% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Aban Offshore (0.95%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.71%), Amtek Auto (0.17%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.11%) and Alstom India (0.09%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Styrolution ABS (India) (4.37%), Aarti Industries (0.95%), Action Construction Equipment (0.57%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.56%) and Adhunik Metaliks (0.32%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,925.90, down by 23.68 points or by 1.21%. The major losers were Oberoi Realty (4.21%), D L F (2.4%), D B Realty (1.5%), Anant Raj Industries (0.75%) and Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.46%).
The Capital Goods index was at 11,260.39, down by 79.12 points or by 0.7%. The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.96%), Larsen & Toubro (0.77%), Punj Lloyd (0.36%), Jindal Saw (0.17%) and Siemens (0.01%).
The Power index was at 2,075.62, down by 12.05 points or by 0.58%. The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.96%), Reliance Infrastructure (0.61%), G M R Infrastructure (0.57%), NHPC (0.25%) and Power Grid Corporation Of India (0.13%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 5,926.86, up by 15.93 points or by 0.27%. The major gainers were Mphasis (0.81%), H C L Technologies (0.43%), Infosys (0.14%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.11%) and Oracle Financial Services Software (0.1%).
Market breadth was positive with 559 advances against 308 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Intellivate Capital Ventures -PPS topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 0.00 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 28.39 million), Zee Learn (Rs. 26.16 million) and Essar Oil (Rs. 24.21 million).
The volume chart was led by Zee Learn with trades of over 0.93 million shares. It was followed by Lanco Infratech (0.43 million), Essar Oil (0.39 million) and Archies (0.39 million).
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