Sensex flat with negative bias at open
23rd October 2012 10:18 AM
Indian equities is tradingflat with negativebias in early trade on Tuesday. At 09.18 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 13.75 points or 0.07% at 18,779.69 with 16 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 1.50 points or 0.03% at 5,715.65 with 29 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 10.18 points or 0.05% at 18,803.62, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 1.50 points or 0.03%, at 5,715.65.
I T C contributed fall of 11.29 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (8.5 points), Infosys (8.35 points), Reliance Industries (4.98 points) and Hero Motocorp (2.87 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed rise of 10.44 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (8.41 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.69 points), State Bank Of India (1.66 points) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.03 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Larsen & Toubro (0.78%), I C I C I Bank (0.73%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.41%), G A I L (India) (0.36%), Sterlite Industries (India) (0.30%), and Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.29%).
On the other hand, Hero Motocorp (1.36%), Tata Power Company (0.89%), I T C (0.61%), Infosys (0.60%), H D F C Bank (0.60%), and Bharti Airtel (0.42%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.14% and 0.19% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Anant Raj Industries (1.37%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.25%), Alstom India (0.99%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.65%) and Aban Offshore (0.44%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Reliance MediaWorks (0.46%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.39%), Alok Industries (0.26%), Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills (0.15%) and Alembic Pharmaceuticals (0.14%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 11,305.13, up by 92.65 points or by 0.83%. The major gainers were Alstom India (0.99%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.41%), Havell'S India (0.39%), BEML (0.33%) and A B B (0.28%).
The HC index was at 7,628.33, up by 26.88 points or by 0.35%. The major gainers were Aurobindo Pharma (0.68%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.65%), Divis Laboratories (0.55%), Glenmark Pharmaceutical (0.42%) and Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.29%).
The FMCG index was at 5,851.48, down by 20.49 points or by 0.35%. The major losers were United Spirits (1.5%), Jubilant FoodWorks (1.06%), I T C (0.61%), United Breweries (0.26%) and Hindustan Unilever (0.18%).The IT index was at 5,731.33, down by 16.69 points or by 0.29%. The major losers were Oracle Financial Services Software (0.69%), Infosys (0.6%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.18%), H C L Technologies (0.15%) and Financial Technologies (India) (0.14%).
Market breadth was positive with 517 advances against 234 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 46.12 million. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (Rs. 32.87 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 20.03 million) and Cairn India (Rs. 19.70 million).
The volume chart was led by Dazzel Confindive with trades of over 0.83 million shares. It was followed by J K Papers (0.23 million), Subex (0.20 million) and Nitin Fire Protection Industries (0.18 million).
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