Indian equities gained in early trade on Tuesday snapping
earlier losses. At 09.18 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 110.32
points or 0.59% at 18,819.30 with 28 components gaining. Meanwhile,
the Nifty was trading higher by 32.15 points or 0.57% at 5,708.15
with 46 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
87.27 points or 0.47% at 18,796.25, while the broad based NSE Nifty
started with a rise of 32.15 points or 0.57%, at 5,708.15.
I C I C I Bank contributed rise of
21.61 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (14.49
points), H D F C Bank (14.15 points), Larsen & Toubro (13.36
points) and Reliance Industries (11.14 points).
However, Bharti Airtel contributed fall of 2.68 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by D L F (2.14 points), Reliance
Communications (0.15 points), Grasim Industries (0.22 points) and
Hero Motocorp (0.44 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (1.69%),
Jindal Steel & Power (1.53%), I C I C I Bank (1.49%), Tata
Steel (1.35%), Larsen & Toubro (1.29%), and Maruti Suzuki India
On the other hand, Bajaj Auto (2.38%), and Bharti Airtel (0.61%)
were the major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Bankex index was at 13,197.84, up by 146.79 points or by
1.12%. The major gainers were H D F C Bank (1.01%), Bank Of India
(1.01%), Bank Of Baroda (0.73%), Canara Bank (0.62%) and Federal
The Metal index was at 10,605.92, up by 107.17 points or by
1.02%. The major gainers were Hindustan Zinc (1.78%), Jindal Steel
& Power (1.53%), Hindalco Industries (1.04%), Bhushan Steel
(0.96%) and Coal India (0.76%).
The Capital Goods index was at 11,135.01, up by 102.23 points or
by 0.93%. The major gainers were BEML (1.13%), Crompton Greaves
(0.89%), A B B (0.74%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.35%) and Bharat
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,880.69, down by
0.71 points or by 0.04%. The major losers were D L F (1.96%) and D
B Realty (0.58%).
Market breadth was positive with 583 advances against 126
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 23.36 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
17.93 million), CORE Education and Technologies (Rs. 15.74 million)
and D L F (Rs. 14.54 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
0.23 million shares. It was followed by I V R C L (0.19 million),
Lanco Infratech (0.17 million) and Gati (0.16 million).