Indian equities flat with positive bias in early trade on
Thursday snapping earlier losses. At 09.22 a.m., the Sensex was
trading up 7.78 points or 0.04% at 18,717.80 with 17 components
gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 0.15 points or
0.00% at 5,691.25 with 20 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise
of 2.39 points or 0.01% at 18,712.41, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a fall of 2.60 points or 0.05%, at 5,688.80.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of
9.24 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development
Finance Corporation (7.87 points), Oil & Natural Gas
Corporation (6.47 points), Bharti Airtel (3.76 points) and Sterlite
Industries (India) (3.63 points).
However, H D F C Bank contributed fall of 8.43 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by I T C (6.96 points), Infosys (5.98
points), Hindustan Unilever (3.59 points) and I C I C I Bank (2.97
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Sterlite Industries
(India) (1.98%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.92%), Bharti
Airtel (0.92%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.79%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (0.77%), and Hindalco Industries (0.75%).
On the other hand, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.82%), Hero
Motocorp (0.70%), H D F C Bank (0.60%), Hindustan Unilever (0.49%),
Cipla (0.45%), and Infosys (0.43%) were the biggest losers in the
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.12% and 0.26% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (0.2%), Amara Raja
Batteries (0.09%), A I A Engineering (0.08%), A B G Shipyard
(0.07%) and Aban Offshore (0.02%).The major gainers in the BSE
Smallcap were Trident (2.16%), Genesys International Corporation
(1.63%), Adhunik Metaliks (0.82%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.4%) and
Advanta India (0.1%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,521.99, up by 65.55 points or
by 0.78%. The major gainers were Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
(0.81%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.63%), Cairn India (0.47%),
G A I L (India) (0.41%) and Gujarat State Petronet (0.32%).
The Metal index was at 10,316.29, up by 60.56 points or by
0.59%. The major gainers were NMDC (0.83%), Jindal Steel &
Power (0.79%), Hindalco Industries (0.75%), JSW Steel (0.44%) and
Hindustan Zinc (0.23%).
The PSU index was at 7,388.30, up by 28.73 points or by 0.39%.
The major gainers were Balmer Lawrie & Company (1.87%), Bank Of
Maharashtra (1.07%), BEML (0.91%), Bank Of Baroda (0.49%) and Bank
Of India (0.37%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,198.41,
down by 30.09 points or by 0.42%. The major losers were Bajaj
Electricals (1.07%), Titan Industries (0.63%) and Gitanjali Gems
Market breadth was positive with 663 advances against 337
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 43.74 million. It was followed by Reliance Industries (Rs.
36.45 million), TV18 Broadcast (Rs. 34.49 million) and Peninsula
Land (Rs. 34.35 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of
over 1.28 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (1.27
million), Firstsource Solutions (1.00 million) and Peninsula Land