Sensex, Nifty ends 1% higher; rate-sensitives rally
18th October 2012 04:18 PM
Indian equities ended on a strong note on Thursdayled byrealty, banking and consumer durables. At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex added 181.16 points or 0.97% at 18,791.93 with 24 components posting rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty went up by 58.45 points or 1.03% at 5,718.70 with 39 components registering rise.Sensex Movers
ITC contributed rise of 25.32 points in the Sensex. It was followed by ICICI Bank (22.32 points), State Bank Of India (19.67 points), HDFC Bank (19.15 points) and Larsen & Toubro (17.86 points).
However, Bharti Airtel contributed fall of 7.2 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (5.95 points), Wipro (5.21 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.39 points) and Grasim Industries (2.12 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company (2.94%), State Bank Of India (2.75%), Hero Motocorp (2.25%), Tata Motors (2.25%), Larsen & Toubro (1.65%), and Tata Consultancy Services (1.60%).
On the other hand, Wipro (2.04%), Bharti Airtel (1.76%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.69%), GAIL (India) (0.57%), NTPC (0.39%), and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.34%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap and Smallcap index rose 1.16% and 0.86% respectively.
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,859.97, up by 49.18 points or by 2.72%. The major gainers were Anant Raj Industries (7.53%), Indiabulls Real Estate (7.09%), DB Realty (4.96%), DLF (2.49%) and Godrej Properties (1.2%).
The Bankex index was at 13,312.11, up by 275.97 points or by 2.12%. The major gainers were Bank Of Baroda(4.2%), Federal Bank (3.14%), Canara Bank (2.79%), Bank Of India (2.67%) and HDFC Bank (1.36%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,315.05, up by 120.66 points or by 1.68%. The major gainers were C.Mahendra Exports (12.31%), Rajesh Exports (6.16%), Bajaj Electricals (2.98%), Gitanjali Gems (1.41%) and Whirlpool Of India (0.04%).
On the other hand, the HC index was at 7,546.44, down by 32.94 points or by 0.43%. The major losers were Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.32%), Ipca Laboratories (0.49%), Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals (0.25%), Biocon (0.13%) and Glenmark Pharmaceutical (0.09%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,740 advances against 1,158 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jaiprakash Associates topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 301.37 million. It was followed by Karnataka Bank , The (Rs. 275.20 million), JSW Steel (Rs. 153.49 million) and Century Textiles & Industries (Rs. 138.22 million).
The volume chart was led by Jaiprakash Associates with trades of over 3.16 million shares. It was followed by Karnataka Bank , The (2.10 million), Essar Oil (1.72 million) and Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company (0.36 million).
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