Sensex trades sluggish; Hindalco, BHEL, HUL fall
01st February 2013 03:18 PM
Indian markets continue to tradesluggish in post noon tradeled by losses seen in rate sensitives space. However consumer durableswitnessed a rise.At 2.04 pm, the Sensex was trading down 65.16 points or 0.33% at 19,829.82 with 17 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 19.35 points or 0.32% at 6,015.40 with 28 components falling.
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.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed fall of 18.55 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (16.82 points), Infosys (15.01 points), H D F C Bank (12.59 points) and Hindustan Unilever (9.15 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed rise of 11.58 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (11.54 points), Maruti Suzuki India (4.9 points), Tata Consultancy Services (3.8 points) and Tata Power Company (2.72 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Maruti Suzuki India (1.83%), Cipla (1.42%), Tata Power Company (1.33%), Bajaj Auto (1.19%), Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (1.09%), and Reliance Industries (0.61%).
On the other hand, Hindalco Industries (1.94%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.93%), Hindustan Unilever (1.53%), Bharti Airtel (1.40%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.29%), and I C I C I Bank (1.07%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.09% and 0.02% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were A B G Shipyard (3.75%), Dish TV India (1.39%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.3%), Alstom India (0.81%) and Arvind (0.11%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Advanta India (4.69%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.47%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.96%), Aegis Logistics (0.38%) and Trident (0.22%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,730.55, up by 149.05 points or by 1.97%. The major gainers were Videocon Industries (5.61%), Titan Industries (2.31%), Gitanjali Gems (2.18%), Rajesh Exports (0.48%) and V I P Industries (0.06%).
The HC index was at 8,078.81, up by 61.88 points or by 0.77%. The major gainers were Aurobindo Pharma (1.92%), Cipla (1.42%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.3%), Divis Laboratories (1.01%) and Biocon (0.09%).
The Realty index was at 2,215.50, down by 23.07 points or by 1.03%. The major losers were D L F (3.46%), Sobha Developers (1.82%), Anant Raj (0.67%) and Oberoi Realty (0.57%).The Bankex index was at 14,479.57, down by 100.69 points or by 0.69%. The major losers were Canara Bank(1.78%), IDBI Bank (1.63%), I C I C I Bank (1.07%), H D F C Bank (0.86%) and Bank Of India (0.23%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,315 advances against 1,415 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jet Airways (India) topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 782.80 million. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (Rs. 503.98 million), Suzlon Energy (Rs. 468.98 million) and Asian Paints (Rs. 424.12 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 18.32 million shares. It was followed by Spicejet (4.05 million), Essar Oil (3.75 million) and Housing Development and Infrastructure (3.73 million).
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