Sensex rises 64 pts in early trade
16th October 2012 10:18 AM
Indian equities gained in early trade on Tuesday. At 9.19 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 63.92 points or 0.34% at 18,777.47 with 24 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 18.35 points or 0.32% at 5,705.60 with 44 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 71.20 points or 0.38% at 18,784.75, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 18.35 points or 0.32%, at 5,705.60.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of 25.16 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (9.15 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (8.55 points), Larsen & Toubro (7.13 points) and Infosys (6.7 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed fall of 10.7 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (2.41 points), I T C (0.97 points), H D F C Bank (0.78 points) and D L F (0.53 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries (1.46%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.16%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.87%), Tata Power Company (0.82%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.77%), and Tata Steel (0.67%).
On the other hand, Tata Motors (1.76%), G A I L (India) (0.62%), Hindustan Unilever (0.33%), Cipla (0.08%), H D F C Bank (0.06%), and I T C (0.05%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.39% and 0.41% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies (0.98%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.86%), Amtek Auto (0.62%), Allahabad Bank (0.57%) and Aban Offshore (0.49%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (1.98%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.79%), Advanta India (0.75%), Aegis Logistics (0.22%) and Adhunik Metaliks (0.14%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,667.95, up by 79.29 points or by 0.92%. The major gainers were Indian Oil Corporation (1.04%), Gujarat State Petronet (0.56%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.51%), Cairn India (0.42%) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (0.25%).
The Realty index was at 1,894.71, up by 15.26 points or by 0.81%. The major gainers were D B Realty (4.96%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.91%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.7%), D L F (0.48%) and Anant Raj Industries (0.36%).
The IPO index was at 1,670.50, up by 11.71 points or by 0.71%. The major gainers were Future Ventures India (4.35%), Claris Lifesciences (2.11%), Commercial Engineers and Body Builders Company (1.02%), Coal India (0.21%) and Flexituff International (0.08%).
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,240.09, down by 3.74 points or by 0.04%. The major losers were Tata Motors (1.76%) and Ashok Leyland (0.42%).
Market breadth was positive with 666 advances against 154 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 4,733.90 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 66.62 million), Reliance Industries (Rs. 63.83 million) and Axis Bank (Rs. 29.89 million).
The volume chart was led by Yes Bank with trades of over 12.40 million shares. It was followed by Zee Learn (0.60 million), Tulip Telecom (0.30 million) and Tilaknagar Industries (0.25 million).
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