Sensex trims early gains; Metal up, Capital Goods down
06th February 2013 01:18 PM
Indian equities pared some of the earlier gains in post noon session on Wednesday. At 1.05 pm, the Sensex was trading up 23.44 points or 0.12% at 19,683.26 with 16 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 14.65 points or 0.25% at 5,971.55 with 30 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 26.61 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (5.84 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (4.87 points), Maruti Suzuki India (4.68 points) and Tata Steel (4.24 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 12.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (9.93 points), H D F C Bank (7.72 points), NTPC (5.26 points) and Larsen & Toubro (4.86 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.90%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.85%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.72%), Tata Steel (1.33%), Hindalco Industries (0.88%), and Tata Power Company (0.86%).
On the other hand, NTPC (1.74%), Hindustan Unilever (1.69%), I C I C I Bank (0.81%), H D F C Bank (0.54%), Hero Motocorp (0.54%), and Larsen & Toubro (0.49%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Metal index was at 10,421.97, up by 91.90 points or by 0.89%. The major gainers were Jindal Steel & Power (1.85%), Bhushan Steel (1.58%), NMDC (1.38%), Hindalco Industries (0.88%) and JSW Steel (0.82%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,603.22, up by 46.08 points or by 0.61%. The major gainers were Symphony (4.6%), Titan Industries (0.87%), Gitanjali Gems (0.77%), Bajaj Electricals (0.65%) and Blue Star (0.61%).
On the other hand, the Capital Goods index was at 10,296.07, down by 33.15 points or by 0.32%. The major losers were Alstom India (1.24%), F A G Bearings India (1.23%), Crompton Greaves (0.29%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.26%) and A I A Engineering (0.2%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,453 advances against 1,180 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jubilant FoodWorks topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 831.05 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 348.53 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 294.27 million) and Suzlon Energy (Rs. 234.88 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 9.03 million shares. It was followed by Aadhaar Ventures India (6.82 million), Lanco Infratech (2.34 million) and Cals Refineries (1.97 million).
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