Sensex flat ahead of RBI policy
30th October 2012 11:18 AM
Indian equities are tradingflat with positive bias on Tuesday. At 10.03 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 12.36 points or 0.07% at 18,648.18 with 15 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 2.75 points or 0.05% at 5,668.35 with 25 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 6.19 points or 0.03% at 18,642.01, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 9.25 points or 0.16%, at 5,656.35.
I C I C I Bank contributed rise of 13.85 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (10.74 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (6.71 points), Bharti Airtel (5.88 points) and State Bank Of India (3.85 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 11.57 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (10.54 points), Tata Motors (5.12 points), Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.79 points) and Larsen & Toubro (2.6 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (1.41%), I C I C I Bank (0.95%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.93%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.81%), Infosys (0.80%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (0.61%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.14%), Hero Motocorp (1.05%), Tata Motors (0.88%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.87%), Reliance Industries (0.63%), and I T C (0.62%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.28% and 0.24% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Andhra Bank(1.41%), Allahabad Bank (1.1%), Aban Offshore (0.87%), Hexaware Technologies (0.54%) and Alstom India (0.54%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aarti Industries (0.95%), Styrolution ABS (India) (0.7%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.65%), Action Construction Equipment (0.59%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.33%).
Sectors in Limelight
The TECk index was at 3,309.81, up by 23.41 points or by 0.71%. The major gainers were Bharti Airtel (1.41%), Idea Cellular (1.26%), Oracle Financial Services Software (1.03%), G T L (0.87%) and Dish TV India (0.49%).
The IT index was at 5,706.38, up by 37.41 points or by 0.66%. The major gainers were Oracle Financial Services Software (1.03%), Infosys (0.8%), H C L Technologies (0.57%), Hexaware Technologies (0.54%) and Tech Mahindra (0.41%).
The Realty index was at 1,799.07, up by 11.71 points or by 0.66%. The major gainers were D B Realty (1.55%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.48%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.85%), D L F (0.69%) and Oberoi Realty (0.15%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,010.76, down by 46.79 points or by 0.66%. The major losers were Rajesh Exports (1.71%), Bajaj Electricals (1.47%), Titan Industries (1.42%), T T K Prestige (0.65%) and Videocon Industries (0.18%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,003 advances against 715 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 317.04 million. It was followed by United Breweries (Rs. 131.72 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 120.37 million) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (Rs. 67.82 million).
The volume chart was led by Mercator with trades of over 1.12 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (0.73 million), S Kumars Nationwide (0.69 million) and Spicejet (0.65 million).
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