Sensex down marginally; Bharti, ITC, Hero drag
11th February 2013 11:18 AM
Indian equities continues to decline on Monday. At 10.20 am, the Sensex was trading down 21.92 points or 0.11% at 19,462.85 with 12 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 9.80 points or 0.17% at 5,893.70 with 27 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 32.82 points or 0.17% at 19,517.59, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 16.55 points or 0.28%, at 5,920.05.
ITC contributed fall of 28.46 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (10.03 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (8.01 points), Bharti Airtel (7.83 points) and I C I C I Bank (7.13 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed rise of 10.17 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (6.07 points), H D F C Bank (5.4 points), Wipro (4.26 points) and State Bank Of India (3.64 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (2.07%), Tata Motors (1.63%), Cipla (1.59%), Wipro (1.47%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.09%), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.93%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (1.54%), ITC (1.44%), Hero Motocorp (1.08%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.97%), Coal India (0.77%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.72%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.08% and 0.12% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (1.86%), Allcargo Logistics (1.13%), A B G Shipyard (0.6%), Allahabad Bank (0.51%) and Aban Offshore (0.22%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (5.3%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (2.17%), Advanta India (0.91%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.69%) and Trident (0.33%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,382.29, up by 64.46 points or by 0.88%. The major gainers were Titan Industries (1.53%), Gitanjali Gems (0.39%), Symphony (0.16%), Rajesh Exports (0.16%) and Whirlpool Of India (0.06%).
The Realty index was at 2,163.20, up by 10.45 points or by 0.49%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (1.93%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.54%), Parsvnath Developers (0.82%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.27%) and D L F (0.04%).
The HC index was at 7,909.08, up by 34.66 points or by 0.44%. The major gainers were Cipla (1.59%), Aurobindo Pharma (0.25%), Biocon (0.14%), Divis Laboratories (0.05%) and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.05%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,774.16, down by 45.69 points or by 0.79%. The major losers were United Breweries (1.72%), I T C (1.44%), Dabur India (0.53%), Godrej Consumer Products (0.48%) and Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.44%).
Market breadth was negative with 985 advances against 913 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 5,369.28 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 154.69 million), Sobha Developers (Rs. 144.60 million) and Hexaware Technologies (Rs. 112.11 million).
The volume chart was led by Apollo Hospitals Enterprise with trades of over 6.40 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (1.84 million), Hexaware Technologies (1.33 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (1.10 million).
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