Sensex flat; Sterlite, Sun Pharma, Bharti rise
26th December 2012 10:18 AM
Indian equities are trading flat with positive bias on Wednesday. At 10.03 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 50.72 points or 0.26% at 19,305.81 with 18 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 13.65 points or 0.23% at 5,869.40 with 36 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 47.38 points or 0.25% at 19,302.47, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 9.20 points or 0.16%, at 5,864.95.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of 17.3 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (9.66 points), I C I C I Bank (7.84 points), Bharti Airtel (6.72 points) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (5.57 points).
However, Infosys contributed fall of 4.11 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (3.26 points), Hindustan Unilever (3.17 points), Hero Motocorp (2.23 points) and Wipro (2.22 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Sterlite Industries (India) (1.65%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.56%), Bharti Airtel (1.34%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.99%), Reliance Industries (0.98%), and Larsen & Toubro (0.97%).
On the other hand, Hero Motocorp (0.99%), Wipro (0.86%), Hindustan Unilever (0.37%), Infosys (0.36%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.26%), and Coal India (0.21%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.56% and 0.49% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were A I A Engineering (0.84%), Aban Offshore (0.65%), Alstom India (0.65%), A B G Shipyard (0.18%) and CORE Education and Technologies (0.12%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.79%), Trident (0.65%), Aarti Industries (0.57%), Adhunik Metaliks (0.21%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.02%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,694.12, up by 80.56 points or by 1.06%. The major gainers were Rajesh Exports (3.88%), Whirlpool Of India (1.35%), Titan Industries (1.09%), Blue Star (0.38%) and Gitanjali Gems (0.32%).
The Realty index was at 2,087.92, up by 20.83 points or by 1.01%. The major gainers were Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.77%), Anant Raj (1.04%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.91%), D L F (0.9%) and Godrej Properties (0.29%).
The Capital Goods index was at 10,816.54, up by 88.92 points or by 0.83%. The major gainers were A B B (0.97%), A I A Engineering (0.84%), Alstom India (0.65%), Bharat Electronics (0.45%) and BEML (0.36%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 5,661.22, down by 11.33 points or by 0.2%. The major losers were Wipro (0.86%), Infosys (0.36%), H C L Technologies (0.06%) and Tata Consultancy Services (0.03%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,106 advances against 668 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Indusind Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,393.38 million. It was followed by Jet Airways (India) (Rs. 101.87 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 94.53 million) and Housing Development and Infrastructure (Rs. 80.49 million).
The volume chart was led by Indusind Bank with trades of over 3.28 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (2.58 million), Lanco Infratech (1.89 million) and G T L Infrastructure (1.84 million).
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