Sensex flat with positive bias; Adani Ent most active
Published: 25th October 2012 12:18 PM
Last Updated: 25th October 2012 12:18 PM
Indian marketsgained on Thursday. At 11.15 a.m., the Sensex was
trading up 38.41 points or 0.21% at 18,748.43 with 18 components
gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 11.40 points or
0.20% at 5,702.80 with 29 components gaining.
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.
Housing Development Finance Corporation
contributed rise of 16.39 points in the Sensex. It was followed by
Reliance Industries (10.64 points), Oil & Natural Gas
Corporation (7.75 points), I T C (5.71 points) and Sterlite
Industries (India) (5.13 points).
However, Infosys contributed fall of 8.99 points in the Sensex.
It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (3.68 points), State Bank Of
India (3.1 points), Tata Motors (2.98 points) and Hindustan
Unilever (2.57 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Sterlite Industries
(India) (2.79%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.22%),
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.11%), Mahindra & Mahindra
(1.01%), Hindalco Industries (0.84%), and Hero Motocorp
On the other hand, Jindal Steel & Power (0.95%), Dr Reddy'S
Laboratories (0.88%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.66%),
Infosys (0.65%), Tata Motors (0.49%), and State Bank Of India
(0.43%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,508.13, up by 51.69 points or
by 0.61%. The major gainers were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
(1.11%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (0.68%), G A I L (India)
(0.55%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.37%) and Cairn India
The Metal index was at 10,303.71, up by 47.98 points or by
0.47%. The major gainers were Sesa Goa (1.74%), Hindalco Industries
(0.84%), Hindustan Zinc (0.57%), Steel Authority Of India (0.55%)
and Coal India (0.43%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,204.03, down by 24.47
points or by 0.34%. The major losers were C.Mahendra Exports
(2.62%), Bajaj Electricals (2.06%), Rajesh Exports (1.4%),
Gitanjali Gems (0.41%) and Titan Industries (0.09%).The Realty
index was at 1,836.04, down by 5.58 points or by 0.3%. The major
losers were D B Realty (2.4%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.07%),
Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.34%), D L F (0.22%) and
Oberoi Realty (0.11%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,242 advances against 1,090
Value and Volume Toppers
Adani Enterprises topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 1,837.02 million. It was followed by Standard
Chartered PLC (Rs. 1,184.13 million), Infosys (Rs. 411.38 million)
and Adani Power (Rs. 294.33 million).
The volume chart was led by Standard Chartered PLC with trades
of over 11.45 million shares. It was followed by Adani Enterprises
(8.22 million), Kingfisher Airlines (6.46 million) and Adani Power