Sensex flat to positive; SBI, RIL most active
30th January 2013 03:18 PM
Indian equities continue to trade flat in post noon session on Wednesday as sentiment remains cautious ahead of F&O expiry tomorrow. Realty and consumer durables stocks continued witnessed buying interest while FMCG stocks saw profit booking.
At 2 p.m, the Sensex was trading up 22.02 points or 0.11% at 20,012.92 with 13 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 11.40 points or 0.19% at 6,061.30 with 27 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 23.90 points or 0.12% at 20,014.80, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 15.10 points or 0.25%, at 6,065.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of 37.16 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (22.57 points), Hindustan Unilever (9 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (6.8 points) and Tata Steel (6.7 points).
However, Larsen & Toubro contributed fall of 16.54 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (16.46 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (10.39 points), Tata Motors (8.03 points) and Bharti Airtel (6.34 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (2.41%), Tata Steel (2.07%), Reliance Industries (1.95%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.81%), Wipro (1.80%), and Hindustan Unilever (1.49%).
On the other hand, G A I L (India) (2.97%), Tata Power Company (1.83%), Larsen & Toubro (1.59%), Tata Motors (1.20%), Bharti Airtel (1.13%), and I T C (0.85%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 10,528.16, down by 116.74 points or by 1.1%. The major losers were A I A Engineering (0.89%), A B B (0.88%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.54%), Bharat Electronics (0.54%) and Alstom India (0.32%).
The Auto index was at 11,001.22, down by 58.62 points or by 0.53%. The major losers were Cummins India (1.38%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.74%), Hero Motocorp (0.62%), Bajaj Auto (0.06%) and Bosch (0.01%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 2,214.79, up by 37.02 points or by 1.70%. The major gainers were D L F (4.04%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.72%), Parsvnath Developers (2.3%), Phoenix Mills (0.95%) and Godrej Properties (0.57%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,218 advances against 1,526 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank of Indiatopped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 742.77 million followed byReliance Industries (Rs. 591.78 million) and Housing Development and Infrastructure (Rs. 430.78 million).
The volume chart was led by Housing Development and Infrastructure with trades of over 5.59 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (4.25 million), Cals Refineries (3.74 million) and Unitech (3.39 million).
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