Sensex trades up 35 points; Consumer Durables up 2%
01st February 2013 11:18 AM
Indian marketscontinues to trademarginally higheron Friday. At 10.03 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 35.29 points or 0.18% at 19,930.27 with 21 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 7.25 points or 0.12% at 6,042.00 with 37 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 12.23 points or 0.06% at 19,907.21, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 6.20 points or 0.10%, at 6,040.95.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of 15.06 points in the Sensex. It was followed by ICICI Bank (8.42 points), Tata Steel (4.71 points), Larsen & Toubro (4.11 points) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (3.76 points).
However, ITC contributed fall of 10.34 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (10.15 points), Hindustan Unilever (4.57 points), Jaiprakash Associates (3.53 points) and Bharti Airtel (3.12 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (1.87%), Tata Steel (1.46%), Bajaj Auto (1.44%), G A I L (India) (1.20%), Tata Power Company (1.09%), and Hindalco Industries (0.99%).
On the other hand, Hero Motocorp (1.06%), Hindustan Unilever (0.76%), H D F C Bank (0.69%), Bharti Airtel (0.56%), I T C (0.54%), and Mahindra & Mahindra (0.50%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.64% and 0.53% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were A B G Shipyard (2.72%), Allcargo Logistics (1.41%), Amara Raja Batteries (1.12%), Aban Offshore (0.51%) and Alstom India (0.27%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (1.87%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.49%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.99%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.68%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.25%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,737.27, up by 155.77 points or by 2.05%. The major gainers were Gitanjali Gems (2.16%), Titan Industries (2.02%), Rajesh Exports (0.82%), Whirlpool Of India (0.76%) and Blue Star (0.33%).
The Metal index was at 10,703.85, up by 97.72 points or by 0.92%. The major gainers were NMDC (1.33%), Hindalco Industries (0.99%), Coal India (0.92%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.87%) and Hindustan Zinc (0.51%).
The HC index was at 8,089.75, up by 72.82 points or by 0.91%. The major gainers were Aurobindo Pharma (2.21%), Cipla (1.87%), Divis Laboratories (1.49%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.05%) and Biocon (0.91%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,905.64, down by 16.25 points or by 0.27%. The major losers were Hindustan Unilever (0.76%), I T C (0.54%) and Nestle India (0.34%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,135 advances against 612 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Asian Paints topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 416.51 million. It was followed by Tata Power Company (Rs. 339.06 million), I T C (Rs. 265.90 million) and Jet Airways (India) (Rs. 241.91 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 8.32 million shares. It was followed by Sanghi Industries (3.37 million), Tata Power Company (3.31 million) and Spicejet (1.78 million).
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