Indian marketscontinues totrade flat withpositive bias in post
noon session on Wednesday. BSE Midcap and Smallcap outperformed the
benchmark indices. Healthcare and auto stocks gained the most while
capital goods and oil & gas declined.
At 1.16 pm, the Sensex was trading up 19.42 points or 0.11% at
18,450.27 with 18 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 3.65 points or 0.07% at 5,601.55 with 27
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise
of 5.94 points or 0.03% at 18,436.79, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a fall of 1.15 points or 0.02%, at 5,596.75.
Tata Motors contributed rise of 8.98
points in the Sensex. It was followed by State Bank Of India (7.83
points), Maruti Suzuki India (7.32 points), Housing Development
Finance Corporation (6.61 points) and I C I C I Bank (6.04
However, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation contributed fall of
16.3 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever
(9.41 points), Larsen & Toubro (9.4 points), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (2.86 points) and Reliance Infrastructure (2.22
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Maruti Suzuki India
(3.17%), Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.11%), Hindalco Industries
(2.03%), Cipla (1.68%), Tata Motors (1.55%), and Wipro (1.53%).
On the other hand, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.38%), G
A I L (India) (1.70%), Hindustan Unilever (1.35%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (1.18%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.08%), and Coal
India (0.91%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
Sectors in Limelight
The HC index was at 7,593.72, up by 102.29 points or by 1.37%.
The major gainers were Divis Laboratories (2.15%), Biocon (1.83%),
Cipla (1.68%), Cadila Healthcare (0.81%) and Apollo Hospitals
The Auto index was at 10,276.41, up by 126.51 points or by
1.25%. The major gainers were Maruti Suzuki India (3.17%), Tata
Motors (1.55%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.11%), Hero Motocorp
(0.69%) and Bajaj Auto (0.49%).
The TECk index was at 3,316.55, up by 18.44 points or by 0.56%.
The major gainers were Dish TV India (1.35%), Idea Cellular (1.3%),
D B Corp (0.9%), Mphasis (0.86%) and Bharti Airtel (0.52%).
On the other hand, the Oil & Gas index was at 8,327.52, down
by 52.57 points or by 0.63%. The major losers were G A I L (India)
(1.7%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.61%), Gujarat State
Petronet (0.53%), Cairn India (0.28%) and Hindustan Petroleum
Market breadth was negative with 1,186 advances against 1,379
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 690.95 million. It was followed by United Spirits
(Rs. 340.56 million), Reliance Capital (Rs. 299.48 million) and
Maruti Suzuki India (Rs. 272.95 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
5.52 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (4.42
million), Alok Industries (3.95 million) and Kingfisher Airlines