Sensex trades slightly higher; Maruti, Tata Steel, HDFC rise
06th February 2013 11:18 AM
Indian markets gained on Wednesday snapping earlier losses. At 10.03 a.m, the Sensex was trading up 36.73 points or 0.19% at 19,696.55 with 21 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 17.50 points or 0.29% at 5,974.40 with 35 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 77.95 points or 0.40% at 19,737.77, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 31.15 points or 0.52%, at 5,988.05.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 16.08 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (5.29 points), Maruti Suzuki India (5.01 points), State Bank Of India (4.46 points) and Tata Steel (4.28 points).
However, Hindustan Unilever contributed fall of 8.66 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (7.39 points), NTPC (5.56 points), I C I C I Bank (3.93 points) and Reliance Industries (2.34 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Maruti Suzuki India (1.84%), Tata Steel (1.34%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.15%), Tata Power Company (1.06%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.92%), and Coal India (0.92%).
On the other hand, NTPC (1.83%), Hindustan Unilever (1.47%), Hero Motocorp (0.80%), H D F C Bank (0.52%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.40%), and G A I L (India) (0.32%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.57% and 0.65% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (0.75%), Alstom India (0.69%), A B G Shipyard (0.52%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.26%) and Allahabad Bank (0.13%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (3.35%), Aarti Industries (1.93%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.82%), Action Construction Equipment (1.12%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.99%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,225.50, up by 31.54 points or by 1.44%. The major gainers were Anant Raj (1.54%), D L F (1.41%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.07%), Oberoi Realty (1%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.64%).
The Metal index was at 10,423.32, up by 93.25 points or by 0.90%. The major gainers were JSW Steel (1.04%), Coal India (0.92%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.91%), Bhushan Steel (0.64%) and Hindalco Industries (0.57%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,613.73, up by 56.59 points or by 0.75%. The major gainers were Symphony (1.87%), Gitanjali Gems (1.83%), Titan Industries (0.69%), Blue Star (0.09%) and Bajaj Electricals (0.03%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,193 advances against 635 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Sayaji Hotels topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 623.35 million. It was followed by Jubilant FoodWorks (Rs. 326.43 million), United Spirits (Rs. 222.55 million) and MindTree (Rs. 166.17 million).
The volume chart was led by Sayaji Hotels with trades of over 4.79 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (3.55 million), Lanco Infratech (1.11 million) and Unitech (1.02 million).
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