Sensex turns negative; Consumer Durables fall
27th December 2012 02:18 PM
Indian markets turned negative in the post noon trade amid high volatility ahead of derivative expiry. Consumer durables, realty and metal stocks witnessed profit booking.
At 12.55 p.m., the Sensex was trading down 9.26 points or 0.05% at 19,408.20 with 17 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 9.05 points or 0.15% at 5,896.55 with 32 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 62.38 points or 0.32% at 19,479.84, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 24.60 points or 0.42%, at 5,930.20.
ICICI Bank contributed fall of 9.98 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (6.35 points), HDFC Bank (5.24 points), Reliance Industries (5.04 points) and Hindustan Unilever (4 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed rise of 14.33 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (8.39 points), State Bank Of India (2.66 points), Tata Steel (2.47 points) and Maruti Suzuki India (1.82 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (2.13%), Dr Reddy's Laboratories (1.74%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.26%), Tata Steel (0.71%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.71%), and NTPC (0.52%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.24%), Coal India (0.86%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.76%), ICICI Bank (0.65%), Hindustan Unilever (0.59%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (0.47%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 7065.49 down by 3.60 points or by 0.05%. The major losers were Alstom India (1.76%), AIA Engineering (0.83%), ABG Shipyard (0.32%), Allcargo Logistics (0.12%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.1%).
The BSE Smallcap index was at 7347.02 down by 28.78 points or by 0.39%. The major losers were Trident (1.81%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.29%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.79%), Adhunik Metaliks (0.53%) and Aarti Industries (0.36%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,625.79, down by 22.98 points or by 0.3%. The major losers were Rajesh Exports (3.89%), Blue Star (0.49%), Symphony (0.25%), Gitanjali Gems (0.12%) and Whirlpool Of India (0.04%).
The FMCG index was at 5,936.40, down by 8.89 points or by 0.15%. The major losers were Godrej Consumer Products (2.18%), Hindustan Unilever (0.59%), United Breweries (0.24%), Jubilant FoodWorks (0.16%) and ITC (0.09%).
The Realty index was at 2,089.51, down by 2.86 points or by 0.14%. The major losers were D L F (0.98%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.56%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.55%) and Anant Raj (0.48%).
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 11,402.83, up by 67.09 points or by 0.59%. The major gainers were Tata Motors (2.13%), Exide Industries (0.91%), Bharat Forge (0.81%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.71%) and Bosch (0.62%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,198 advances against 1,393 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Bajaj Finserv topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 743.75 million. It was followed by Divis Laboratories (Rs. 721.58 million), Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (Rs. 695.33 million) and Credit Analysis and Research (Rs. 344.56 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 3.91 million shares. It was followed by NHPC (2.72 million), Indiabulls Power (2.50 million) and JSW ISPAT Steel (2.27 million).
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