Nifty slips 32 points; BHEL, Sterlite, Bharti drop
05th February 2013 11:18 AM
Indian equities continued to decline on Tuesday. At 10.15 am, the Sensex was trading down 62.72 points or 0.32% at 19,688.47 with 21 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 31.65 points or 0.53% at 5,955.60 with 39 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline of 85.65 points or 0.43% at 19,665.54, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 39.05 points or 0.65%, at 5,948.20.
Reliance Industries contributed fall of 14.08 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (13.99 points), I C I C I Bank (12.12 points), Tata Motors (11.04 points) and Bharti Airtel (9.47 points).
However, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries contributed rise of 10.09 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (8.98 points), Tata Consultancy Services (8.11 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.94 points) and Mahindra & Mahindra (2.87 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (2.90%), G A I L (India) (1.80%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.88%), Bajaj Auto (0.67%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.60%), and Infosys (0.57%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.97%), Sterlite Industries (India) (2.01%), Bharti Airtel (1.84%), Tata Motors (1.75%), Hero Motocorp (1.67%), and Jindal Steel & Power (1.51%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.90% and -0.88% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Alstom India (1.07%), Aban Offshore (1.04%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.34%), A I A Engineering (0.02%) and A B G Shipyard (0.01%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.47%), Aarti Industries (1.49%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.91%), Action Construction Equipment (0.27%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.15%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,170.86, down by 30.98 points or by 1.41%. The major losers were Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.51%), Anant Raj (2.5%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.4%), Godrej Properties (1.6%) and D L F (1.13%).
The Metal index was at 10,305.67, down by 101.22 points or by 0.97%. The major losers were JSW Steel (1.65%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.51%), Coal India (1.2%), Hindalco Industries (1.02%) and Bhushan Steel (0.5%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 6,377.15, up by 25.13 points or by 0.40%. The major gainers were Financial Technologies (India) (1.01%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.88%) and Infosys (0.57%).
Market breadth was negative with 599 advances against 1,293 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jubilant FoodWorks topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 167.29 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 163.60 million), Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company (Rs. 153.80 million) and United Spirits (Rs. 145.43 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 2.54 million shares. It was followed by Commercial Engineers and Body Builders Company (1.93 million), Kingfisher Airlines (0.99 million) and Unitech (0.97 million).
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