Indian equities gained on Friday. At 10.08 a.m., the Sensex was
trading up 147.27 points or 0.79% at 18,708.97 with 26 components
gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 47.15 points or
0.84% at 5,692.20 with 46 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
130.45 points or 0.70% at 18,692.15, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a rise of 51.30 points or 0.91%, at
I C I C I Bank contributed rise of
23.31 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro
(20.4 points), I T C (19.98 points), Infosys (10.36 points) and
Mahindra & Mahindra (8.1 points).
However, Hindustan Unilever contributed fall of 4.4 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (3.81 points), Tata
Motors (0.66 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.17 points)
and Maruti Suzuki India (0.55 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Larsen & Toubro
(1.83%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.72%), Mahindra & Mahindra
(1.69%), I C I C I Bank (1.59%), Hero Motocorp (1.51%), and Bajaj
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (0.91%), Hindustan Unilever
(0.62%), Tata Motors (0.11%), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
(0.05%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 11,096.14, up by 171.59 points or
by 1.57%. The major gainers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.72%),
BEML (1.55%), Crompton Greaves (0.77%), Bharat Electronics (0.68%)
and Alstom India (0.57%).
The Realty index was at 1,830.50, up by 27.11 points or by
1.50%. The major gainers were D B Realty (3.52%), Godrej Properties
(1.77%), Anant Raj Industries (1.37%), D L F (1.3%) and Indiabulls
Real Estate (0.91%).
The Power index was at 1,994.65, up by 22.55 points or by 1.14%.
The major gainers were Reliance Infrastructure (1.75%), Bharat
Heavy Electricals (1.72%), G M R Infrastructure (1.72%), Adani
Power (1.42%) and Crompton Greaves (0.77%).
The PSU index was at 7,198.53, up by 74.87 points or by 1.05%.
The major gainers were Andhra Bank(1.05%), Bank Of Baroda (0.73%),
Bank Of India (0.72%), Allahabad Bank (0.48%) and Balmer Lawrie
& Company (0.44%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,371 advances against 526
Value and Volume Toppers
Aditya Birla Nuvo topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 275.45 million. It was followed by Jindal Steel
& Power (Rs. 242.66 million), Fresenius Kabi Oncology (Rs.
143.24 million) and Tata Steel (Rs. 138.36 million).
The volume chart was led by Ashok Leyland with trades of over
5.44 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (3.58
million), Fresenius Kabi Oncology (1.49 million) and Lanco
Infratech (1.42 million).