Sensex trades up 0.3%; Mid and small-caps outperform
06th February 2013 01:18 PM
Indian markets traded highertoday led by gains seen in metal, consumer durables and realty stocks. BSE Midcap and Smallcap index outperformed the benchmark indices. Investors are cautious ahead of the 2013/14 budget to beannounced later this month which is a key event for market.
At 12.14 pm, the Sensex was trading up 58.13 points or 0.30% at 19,717.95 with 20 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 21.05 points or 0.35% at 5,977.95 with 37 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 33.17 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (9.9 points), I T C (8.61 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (8.34 points) and Tata Steel (4.86 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 13.65 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (9.69 points), H D F C Bank (8.73 points), NTPC (5.66 points) and Mahindra & Mahindra (1.68 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.36%), Jindal Steel & Power (2.05%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.72%), Tata Steel (1.52%), Hindalco Industries (1.32%), and Tata Power Company (1.16%).
On the other hand, NTPC (1.86%), Hindustan Unilever (1.64%), I C I C I Bank (0.86%), Cipla (0.74%), Hero Motocorp (0.65%), and H D F C Bank (0.61%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.44% and 0.56% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek India (3.41%), Amtek Auto (1.76%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.6%), A B G Shipyard (1.6%) and Anant Raj (0.83%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aanjaneya Lifecare (2.36%), Adhunik Metaliks (2.11%), Aarti Industries (1.58%), Styrolution ABS (India) (0.95%) and Trident (0.74%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Metal index was at 10,456.64, up by 126.57 points or by 1.23%. The major gainers were Jindal Steel & Power (2.05%), Bhushan Steel (1.65%), Hindalco Industries (1.32%), JSW Steel (1.13%) and Coal India (0.27%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,624.99, up by 67.85 points or by 0.90%. The major gainers were Symphony (5.11%), Titan Industries (1.08%), Blue Star (0.96%), Gitanjali Gems (0.72%) and Bajaj Electricals (0.71%).
On the other hand, the Bankex index was at 14,280.91, down by 21.19 points or by 0.15%. The major losers were I C I C I Bank (0.86%), Yes Bank (0.8%), H D F C Bank (0.61%) and Axis Bank (0.09%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,468 advances against 1,034 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jubilant FoodWorks topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 692.75 million. It was followed by Sayaji Hotels (Rs. 609.80 million), United Spirits (Rs. 327.42 million) and State Bank Of India (Rs. 234.64 million).
The volume chart was led by Aadhaar Ventures India with trades of over 6.54 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (6.44 million), Sayaji Hotels (4.80 million) and Avance Technologies (2.48 million).
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