Indian markets were tradingflat in post noon session on
Thursday. TheBSE Midcap and Smallcap index outperformed the
benchmark indices. Realty gained the most followed by power and
capital goods, while auto and FMCG declined.
Most European stocks fell, the euro weakened and German bonds
advanced after Standard & Poorâ™s downgraded
Spain"s debt rating. Australiaâ™s dollar rose on
better-than-expected jobs data.
At 12.53 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 4.23 points or 0.02% at
18,635.33 with 14 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 2.55 points or 0.05% at 5,654.70 with 28
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
HDFC Bank contributed rise of 11.62 points in the Sensex. It was
followed by Bharti Airtel (5.8 points), Oil & Natural Gas
Corporation (5.71 points), Tata Consultancy Services (3.51 points)
and Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.52 points).
However, ITC contributed fall of 10.5 points in the Sensex. It
was followed by Reliance Industries (9.11 points), State Bank Of
India (4.7 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (4.4 points) and Maruti
Suzuki India (2.94 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (1.34%),
Tata Power Company (1.20%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.08%), Coal
India (0.93%), HDFC Bank (0.84%), and Oil & Natural Gas
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (1.32%), Mahindra &
Mahindra (1.01%), GAI L (India) (0.83%), State Bank Of India
(0.68%), ITC (0.62%), and Reliance Industries (0.51%) were the
biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.51% and 0.30% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Anant Raj Industries (1.71%), Alstom
India (1.6%), Andhra Bank (0.74%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
(0.74%) and Aban Offshore (0.48%).The major gainers in the BSE
Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (1.91%), Aarti Industries (1.43%),
Aegis Logistics (1.34%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.5%) and Reliance
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,853.43, up by 50.26 points or by
2.79%. The major gainers were DLF (1.88%), Housing Development and
Infrastructure (1.86%), Anant Raj Industries (1.71%), Indiabulls
Real Estate (1.48%) and Godrej Properties (0.74%).
The Power index was at 2,023.29, up by 10.70 points or by 0.53%.
The major gainers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.08%), Crompton
Greaves (0.97%), Reliance Infrastructure (0.59%), ABB (0.53%) and
The PSU index was at 7,383.23, up by 27.20 points or by 0.37%.
The major gainers were Allahabad Bank(1.31%), Andhra Bank (0.74%),
Bank Of India (0.59%), BEML (0.24%) and Balmer Lawrie & Company
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,222.76, down by
61.46 points or by 0.6%. The major losers were Maruti Suzuki India
(1.32%), Bharat Forge (1.3%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.01%), Hero
Motocorp (0.44%) and Bajaj Auto (0.36%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,270 advances against 1,285
Value and Volume Toppers
Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 773.41 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
568.62 million), United Spirits (Rs. 460.45 million) and Housing
Development and Infrastructure (Rs. 225.73 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
6.94 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (4.94 million),
Lanco Infratech (4.03 million) and Firstsource Solutions (3.27