Sensex trades flat; BHEL, Bharti, Maruti fall
15th October 2012 11:18 AM
Indian equities are trading flat with negative bias on Monday. At 10.05 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 42.77 points or 0.23% at 18,632.41 with 19 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 15.15 points or 0.27% at 5,660.90 with 28 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 15.81 points or 0.08% at 18,690.99, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 1.80 points or 0.03%, at 5,674.25.
I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 11.63 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (9.09 points), I T C (5.95 points), Infosys (4.83 points) and Bharti Airtel (4.67 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed rise of 6.7 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Grasim Industries (2.4 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.85 points), Tata Power Company (1.07 points) and Jaiprakash Associates (0.92 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (0.95%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.77%), Bajaj Auto (0.56%), Tata Power Company (0.54%), Hindalco Industries (0.42%), and Reliance Industries (0.38%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.20%), Bharti Airtel (1.08%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.97%), G A I L (India) (0.91%), I C I C I Bank (0.81%), and Coal India (0.81%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.26% and 0.61% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (2.35%), Amara Raja Batteries (2%), Alstom India (0.6%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.37%) and Amtek India (0.31%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (6.77%), Action Construction Equipment (2.56%), Styrolution ABS (India) (2.06%), Aarti Industries (0.89%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.77%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Bankex index was at 13,019.37, down by 67.55 points or by 0.52%. The major losers were I C I C I Bank (0.81%), Indusind Bank (0.74%), H D F C Bank (0.66%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (0.58%) and Federal Bank (0.45%).
The Capital Goods index was at 11,143.35, down by 32.43 points or by 0.29%. The major losers were A I A Engineering (1.6%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.2%), Alstom T&D India (1.1%), Bharat Electronics (0.42%) and A B B (0.13%).
The PSU index was at 7,400.36, down by 19.09 points or by 0.26%. The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.2%), Coal India (0.81%), Andhra Bank (0.64%), Bharat Electronics (0.42%) and Central Bank Of India (0.33%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,881.77, up by 12.12 points or by 0.65%. The major gainers were D B Realty (5%), Anant Raj Industries (0.98%), Godrej Properties (0.45%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.33%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.16%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,118 advances against 740 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Infosys topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 209.64 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 182.21 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 100.92 million) and T T K Prestige (Rs. 90.03 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of over 2.62 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (1.75 million), Cals Refineries (0.92 million) and TV18 Broadcast (0.90 million).
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