Sensex surges 174 points to settle above 18,800
11th October 2012 05:18 PM
Indian equities bounced back on Thursday snapping earlier losses. At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex added 173.65 or 0.93% at 18,804.75 with 26 components registering rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 55.90 or 0.99% at 5,708.05 with 41 components posting rise.
Larsen & Toubro contributed rise of 23.27 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (19.95 points), I T C (17.25 points), Infosys (15.39 points) and Tata Motors (13.7 points).
However, Wipro contributed fall of 2.17 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Maruti Suzuki India (0.8 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.72 points), Tata Consultancy Services (0.18 points) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.93 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.39%), Larsen & Toubro (2.25%), Tata Motors (2.22%), Tata Steel (2.11%), Bharti Airtel (2.06%), and Hindalco Industries (2.02%).
On the other hand, Cipla (1.97%), Wipro (0.79%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.36%), and Mahindra & Mahindra (0.16%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,886.30, up by 83.13 points or by 4.61%. The major gainers were Indiabulls Real Estate (5.44%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (4.38%), D L F (3.76%), Anant Raj Industries (1.65%) and Oberoi Realty (1.31%).
The Capital Goods index was at 11,223.91, up by 223.95 points or by 2.04%. The major gainers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.39%), Bharat Electronics (2.16%), Alstom India (2.1%), BEML (1.09%) and A B B (0.49%).
The Metal index was at 10,627.20, up by 168.41 points or by 1.61%. The major gainers were Hindalco Industries (2.02%), Hindustan Zinc (1.67%), Coal India (1.61%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.65%) and Bhushan Steel (0.08%).
On the other hand, the HC index was at 7,533.30, down by 9.66 points or by 0.13%. The major losers were Cadila Healthcare (3.87%), Lupin (3.12%), Ipca Laboratories (2.46%), Cipla (1.97%) and Divis Laboratories (0.49%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,695 advances against 1,202 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,482.84 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 824.74 million), Yes Bank (Rs. 814.45 million) and I C I C I Bank (Rs. 632.95 million).
The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 15.08 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (11.65 million), Cals Refineries (9.33 million) and Lanco Infratech (7.89 million).
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