Sensex turns marginally lower; Tata Motors, M&M, HUL fall
16th October 2012 02:18 PM
Indian markets turned marginallylower in post noon session on Tuesday. Tech, consumer durables and IT stocks witnessed buying while auto and capital goods saw profit booking.
At 1.17 pm, the Sensex was trading down 6.31 points or 0.03% at 18,707.24 with 17 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 1.20 points or 0.02% at 5,688.45 with 26 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.
Tata Motors contributed fall of 11.89 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (8.73 points), Reliance Industries (7.73 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (6.09 points) and Larsen & Toubro (4.57 points).
However, Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 16.68 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (7.82 points), Infosys (5.89 points), Tata Consultancy Services (5.23 points) and Maruti Suzuki India (3.73 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (1.92%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.60%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.24%), NTPC (0.68%), Hero Motocorp (0.60%), and Tata Consultancy Services (0.58%).
On the other hand, Tata Motors (1.97%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.31%), Hindustan Unilever (1.19%), Cipla (0.95%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.70%), and Hindalco Industries (0.58%) were the biggest 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 (1.63%), Alstom India (1.61%), Aban Offshore (1.49%), A I A Engineering (0.89%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.05%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Reliance MediaWorks (3.01%), Aarti Industries (1.46%), Advanta India (0.5%), Action Construction Equipment (0.2%) and Trident (0.11%).
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 Gujarat State Petronet (1.67%), Cairn India (1.51%), Petronet LNG (0.92%) and Indian Oil Corporation (0.2%).
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%), Godrej Properties (2.4%), Oberoi Realty (0.78%), Parsvnath Developers (0.63%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.5%).
The IPO index was at 1,670.50, up by 11.71 points or by 0.71%. The major gainers were Bedmutha Industries (5.32%), Acropetal Technologies (3.59%), Birla Pacific Medspa (0.78%), Claris Lifesciences (0.25%) and BS TransComm (0.14%).
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 (1.97%) and Mahindra & Mahindra (1.31%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,429 advances against 1,233 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 6,354.42 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 584.02 million), Reliance Industries (Rs. 509.34 million) and Axis Bank (Rs. 493.43 million).
The volume chart was led by Yes Bank with trades of over 16.56 million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (11.33 million), Essar Oil (3.04 million) and L&T Finance Holdings (2.11 million).
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