Sensex trades slightly lower; Consumer Durables, IT fall
27th December 2012 03:18 PM
Indian equities continue to trade flat withnegative bias on Thursdayamidvolatility ahead F&O expiry. Consumer durables and IT stocks traded lower. On the other hand, Auto witnessed buying interest.
At 2.21 pm, the Sensex was trading down 25.31 points or 0.13% at 19,392.15 with 20 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 8.70 points or 0.15% at 5,896.90 with 36 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.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed fall of 10.6 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (7.36 points), I C I C I Bank (6.09 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (5.64 points) and Hindustan Unilever (5.42 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed rise of 16.19 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (5.93 points), Tata Steel (4.24 points), Bharti Airtel (2.9 points) and Larsen & Toubro (1.96 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (2.41%), Tata Steel (1.22%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.89%), Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (0.86%), Bharti Airtel (0.60%), and Wipro (0.42%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.30%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.10%), Tata Power Company (0.97%), Hindustan Unilever (0.80%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.70%), and Jindal Steel & Power (0.60%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.18% and -0.47% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (3.06%), A I A Engineering (2%), Alstom India (1.76%), Anant Raj (1.02%) and CORE Education and Technologies (0.42%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Trident (2.13%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.07%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.89%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.79%) and Action Construction Equipment (0.41%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,603.98, down by 44.79 points or by 0.59%. The major losers were Rajesh Exports (3.59%), Symphony (1.34%), Titan Industries (0.48%), Whirlpool Of India (0.24%) and Blue Star (0.16%).
The IT index was at 5,640.27, down by 22.41 points or by 0.4%. The major losers were Hexaware Technologies (1.96%), H C L Technologies (0.97%), Financial Technologies (India) (0.95%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.6%) and Infosys (0.55%).
The TECk index was at 3,413.43, down by 8.57 points or by 0.25%. The major losers were G T L Infrastructure (4.1%), G T L (1.6%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.91%), Deccan Chronicle Holdings (0.51%) and Dish TV India (0.33%).
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 11,394.30, up by 58.56 points or by 0.52%. The major gainers were Tata Motors (2.41%), Exide Industries (1.24%), Bharat Forge (0.77%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.39%) and Cummins India (0.22%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,207 advances against 1,560 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
PC Jeweller topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 3,625.87 million. It was followed by Bajaj Finserv (Rs. 744.50 million), Divis Laboratories (Rs. 731.57 million) and Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (Rs. 696.31 million).
The volume chart was led by PC Jeweller with trades of over 23.68 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (4.90 million), Indiabulls Power (4.02 million) and NHPC (3.63 million).
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