Indian equities are trading flat with positive bias on Thursday.
At 10.03 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 4.75 points or 0.03% at
18,635.85 with 17 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 1.85 points or 0.03% at 5,654.00 with 29
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a
decline of 3.73 points or 0.02% at 18,627.37, while the broad based
NSE Nifty started with a rise of 11.35 points or 0.20%, at
H D F C Bank contributed rise of 11.39
points in the Sensex. It was followed by Oil & Natural Gas
Corporation (4.52 points), Bharti Airtel (4.4 points), Wipro (2.52
points) and Grasim Industries (2.39 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 13.2 points in the Sensex. It
was followed by Larsen & Toubro (7.02 points), State Bank Of
India (6.07 points), Tata Motors (4.11 points) and Infosys (3.38
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel
(1.01%), Wipro (0.93%), H D F C Bank (0.83%), Tata Power Company
(0.75%), Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (0.65%), and Coal India
On the other hand, State Bank Of India (0.87%), Sterlite
Industries (India) (0.84%), I T C (0.78%), Bajaj Auto (0.76%),
Larsen & Toubro (0.68%), and Tata Motors (0.67%) were the
biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.10% and 0.04% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (2.52%),
Anant Raj Industries (1.96%), Apollo Tyres (1.28%), A I A
Engineering (1.22%) and Astrazeneca Pharma India (0.3%).The major
gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (2.07%), Trident
(1.56%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.73%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.4%) and
Genesys International Corporation (0.14%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,829.66, up by 26.49 points or by
1.47%. The major gainers were Indiabulls Real Estate (2.72%), Anant
Raj Industries (1.96%), Housing Development and Infrastructure
(1.76%), D L F (1.53%) and Godrej Properties (0.74%).
The HC index was at 7,569.08, up by 26.12 points or by 0.35%.
The major gainers were Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (2.52%),
Aurobindo Pharma (1.41%), Biocon (1.07%), Divis Laboratories
(0.54%) and Cipla (0.37%).
The Power index was at 2,019.11, up by 6.52 points or by 0.32%.
The major gainers were G M R Infrastructure (1.08%), Crompton
Greaves (1.08%), Power Grid Corporation Of India (0.8%), A B B
(0.68%) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.49%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,673.19, down by 26.18
points or by 0.46%. The major losers were Godrej Consumer Products
(1.11%), I T C (0.78%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.56%), Jubilant
FoodWorks (0.47%) and Hindustan Unilever (0.02%).
Market breadth was negative with 901 advances against 897
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 312.80 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
212.47 million), Housing Development and Infrastructure (Rs. 133.81
million) and Reliance Capital (Rs. 95.16 million).
The volume chart was led by Lanco Infratech with trades of over
2.14 million shares. It was followed by India Infoline (1.35
million), Suzlon Energy (1.35 million) and Cals Refineries (1.34