Sensex, Nifty down 0.4%; Consumer Durables, FMCG fall
05th February 2013 03:18 PM
Indian markets continues to trade lower in post noon trade. Consumer durables and FMCG stocks led the drop. At 14.10 pm, the Sensex was trading down 76.91 points or 0.39% at 19,674.28 with 19 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 25.50 points or 0.43% at 5,961.75 with 32 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.
ITC contributed fall of 22.1 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (18.8 points), Reliance Industries (15.64 points), Bharti Airtel (10.01 points) and Tata Motors (7.9 points).
However, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries contributed rise of 14.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (3.59 points), Grasim Industries (1.71 points), ACC (1.58 points) and Larsen & Toubro (1.52 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (4.16%), G A I L (India) (1.65%), Cipla (1.13%), Hindalco Industries (0.66%), Tata Steel (0.42%), and Tata Consultancy Services (0.39%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.87%), Bharti Airtel (1.95%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.55%), Hero Motocorp (1.37%), Tata Motors (1.25%), and Tata Power Company (1.20%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.66% and -0.95% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Aban Offshore (1.25%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.16%), A B G Shipyard (1.04%), Allcargo Logistics (0.93%) and Alstom India (0.29%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.21%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.89%), Action Construction Equipment (1.64%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.52%) and Aarti Industries (0.94%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,618.59, down by 58.76 points or by 0.77%. The major losers were Bajaj Electricals (2.32%), Videocon Industries (1.95%), Titan Industries (1.51%), Symphony (0.72%) and Rajesh Exports (0.42%).
The FMCG index was at 5,873.33, down by 43.97 points or by 0.74%. The major losers were Jubilant FoodWorks (9.01%), Dabur India (1.69%), I T C (1.11%), Hindustan Unilever (0.7%) and Godrej Consumer Products (0.01%).
On the other hand, the HC index was at 8,040.16, up by 74.19 points or by 0.93%. The major gainers were Biocon (2.22%), Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals (2.06%), Aurobindo Pharma (1.94%), Cipla (1.13%) and Cadila Healthcare (0.08%).
Market breadth was negative with 834 advances against 1,904 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Havell"S India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 4,762.41 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 1,033.46 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 627.60 million) and Jubilant FoodWorks (Rs. 338.08 million).
The volume chart was led by Havell"S India with trades of over 7.29 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (7.27 million), Commercial Engineers and Body Builders Company (6.56 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (3.21 million).
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