Sensex falls 41 pts in early trade
22nd October 2012 10:18 AM
Indian markets fell in early trade on Monday. At 09.18 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 41.02 points or 0.22% at 18,641.29 with 18 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 16.65 points or 0.29% at 5,667.60 with 35 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline of 26.38 points or 0.14% at 18,655.93, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 16.65 points or 0.29%, at 5,667.60.
I T C contributed fall of 22.44 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (13.22 points), State Bank Of India (7.13 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (5.51 points) and Larsen & Toubro (5.06 points).
However, Tata Consultancy Services contributed rise of 16.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (5.7 points), Wipro (1.51 points), NTPC (1.28 points) and Grasim Industries (1.14 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Consultancy Services (1.84%), Wipro (0.60%), Cipla (0.45%), I C I C I Bank (0.40%), NTPC (0.39%), and Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.36%).
On the other hand, Sterlite Industries (India) (1.30%), I T C (1.23%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.02%), State Bank Of India (1.00%), Hindalco Industries (1.00%), and Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.97%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 6661.02 down by 10.60 points or by 0.16%.The major losers were Allahabad Bank(0.95%), A B G Shipyard (0.45%), Aban Offshore (0.36%), Anant Raj Industries (0.26%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.23%).
Sectors in Limelight
The FMCG index was at 5,842.23, down by 59.74 points or by 1.01%. The major losers were I T C (1.23%), Jubilant FoodWorks (1.14%), United Breweries (0.76%), Godrej Consumer Products (0.59%) and Dabur India (0.27%).
The Metal index was at 10,261.22, down by 90.18 points or by 0.87%. The major losers were Jindal Steel & Power (1.02%), Hindalco Industries (1%), Coal India (0.48%), Bhushan Steel (0.41%) and Hindustan Zinc (0.37%).
The Realty index was at 1,831.12, down by 13.03 points or by 0.71%. The major losers were Godrej Properties (3.36%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.36%), D B Realty (0.77%), D L F (0.61%) and Anant Raj Industries (0.26%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 5,728.02, up by 27.65 points or by 0.49%. The major gainers were Tata Consultancy Services (1.84%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.59%), Mphasis (0.77%), Hexaware Technologies (0.5%) and Infosys (0.01%).
Market breadth was negative with 367 advances against 377 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Tata Consultancy Services topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 50.63 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 20.87 million), Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (Rs. 17.85 million) and State Bank Of India (Rs. 16.98 million).
The volume chart was led by Adinath Bio-Labs with trades of over 0.75 million shares. It was followed by Subex (0.28 million), Sujana Towers (0.21 million) and TV18 Broadcast (0.14 million).
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