Sensex, Nifty ends down by 0.7%; ITC, RIL, HUL drag
26th October 2012 04:18 PM
Indian markets ended the volatile session lower on Friday led by losses seen in consumer durables, healthcare and FMCG stocks.At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex declined 133.29 points or 0.71% at 18,625.34 with 22 components registering drop. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty fell by 41 pointsor 0.72% at 5,664.30 with 40 components posting drop.Sensex Movers
ITC contributed fall of 36.63 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (23.87 points), Hindustan Unilever (15.56 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (14.03 points) and ICICI Bank (10.3 points).
However, Mahindra & Mahindra contributed rise of 11.88 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hero Motocorp (3.51 points), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.8 points), Sterlite Industries (India) (0.82 points) and Tata Motors (0.46 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Mahindra & Mahindra (2.57%), Bajaj Auto (1.72%), Hero Motocorp (1.68%), GAIL (India) (0.83%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.73%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (0.45%).
On the other hand, Hindustan Unilever (2.14%), ITC (2%), Cipla (1.84%), Dr Reddy's Laboratories (1.59%), Reliance Industries (1.39%), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.38%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.84% and -1.05% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Andhra Bank(4.83%), Allahabad Bank (3.61%), Aban Offshore (2.11%), Amtek Auto (1.42%) and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.2%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.22%), Action Construction Equipment (2.97%), Trident (2.34%), Aarti Industries (2.05%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (1.25%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,021.52, down by 205.09 points or by 2.84%. The major losers were Bajaj Electricals (8.01%), C.Mahendra Exports (4.3%), Blue Star (3.33%), Gitanjali Gems (1.9%) and Whirlpool Of India (1.18%).
The FMCG index was at 5,724.12, down by 103.57 points or by 1.78%. The major losers were Godrej Consumer Products (3.66%), Dabur India (2.15%), Hindustan Unilever (2.14%), I T C (2%) and Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.49%).
The HC index was at 7,478.57, down by 90.98 points or by 1.2%. The major losers were Aurobindo Pharma (1.96%), Cipla (1.84%), Cadila Healthcare (1.32%), Biocon (1.11%) and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.2%).
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,289.75, up by 82.50 points or by 0.81%. The major gainers were Mahindra & Mahindra (2.57%), Bajaj Auto (1.72%), Hero Motocorp (1.68%) and Tata Motors (0.08%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,058 advances against 1,827 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 861.75 million. It was followed by ICICI Bank (Rs. 842.47 million), United Spirits (Rs. 825.22 million) and Punjab National Bank (Rs. 450.53 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over 20.52 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (12.62 million), Firstsource Solutions (5.33 million) and Veer Energy and Infrastructure (4.39 million).
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