Sensex down 30 points; rate-sensitives fall ahead of policy
29th January 2013 11:18 AM
Indian equities continued totrade loweron Tuesday ahead of RBI policy meeting. At 10.15 am, the Sensex was trading down 29.56 points or 0.15% at 20,073.79 with 18 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 6.45 points or 0.11% at 6,068.35 with 29 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline of 23.04 points or 0.11% at 20,080.31, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 10.10 points or 0.17%, at 6,064.70.
H D F C Bank contributed fall of 13.67 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Motors (7.71 points), Hindustan Unilever (6.1 points), Reliance Industries (5.31 points) and Wipro (3.46 points).
However, Bharti Airtel contributed rise of 5.66 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (4.36 points), I C I C I Bank (3.41 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (3.01 points) and Tata Power Company (2.05 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (1.01%), Tata Power Company (0.99%), Cipla (0.86%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.85%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.73%), and Tata Consultancy Services (0.47%).
On the other hand, Wipro (1.17%), Tata Motors (1.15%), Hindustan Unilever (1.01%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.01%), H D F C Bank (0.93%), and Bajaj Auto (0.74%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.10% and 0.11% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amara Raja Batteries (4.61%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.55%), Amtek India (0.5%), Amtek Auto (0.45%) and Allcargo Logistics (0.12%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Wagend Infra Venture (4.1%), Ahluwalia Contracts (India) (0.71%), Aarti Industries (0.56%), Aegis Logistics (0.38%) and Trident (0.22%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,416.71, down by 64.48 points or by 0.86%. The major losers were Gitanjali Gems (1.19%), Titan Industries (1.13%), Bajaj Electricals (0.43%), Rajesh Exports (0.41%) and Whirlpool Of India (0.16%).
The Realty index was at 2,211.06, down by 12.7 points or by 0.57%. The major losers were Anant Raj (1.81%), Indiabulls Real Estate (1.69%), D L F (0.99%), Godrej Properties (0.28%) and Phoenix Mills (0.16%).
The Auto index was at 11,149.50, down by 35.81 points or by 0.32%. The major losers were Tata Motors (1.15%) and Bajaj Auto (0.74%).
On the other hand, the HC index was at 8,014.95, up by 29.39 points or by 0.37%. The major gainers were Biocon (1.04%), Cipla (0.86%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.55%), Divis Laboratories (0.52%) and Cadila Healthcare (0.42%).
Market breadth was negative with 929 advances against 857 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Axis Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 247.34 million. It was followed by Ajanta Pharma (Rs. 200.59 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 181.02 million) and Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (Rs. 147.04 million).
The volume chart was led by Visesh Infotecnics with trades of over 20.76 million shares. It was followed by Aadhaar Ventures India (11.16 million), Suzlon Energy (2.47 million) and Unitech (1.78 million).
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