Sensex down 51 points; ITC, ICICI Bank, ONGC drag
11th February 2013 12:18 PM
Indian markets continue to drop in the late morning trade on Monday. At 11.07 am, the Sensex was trading down 51.12 points or 0.26% at 19,433.65 with 17 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 13.40 points or 0.23% at 5,890.10 with 32 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.
I T C contributed fall of 28.74 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (16.52 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (14.95 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (13.7 points) and Bharti Airtel (8.45 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed rise of 11.91 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (10.35 points), Hindustan Unilever (7.32 points), Infosys (3.11 points) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (2.43 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.45%), Cipla (2.22%), Tata Motors (1.91%), Hindustan Unilever (1.26%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.14%), and H D F C Bank (0.74%).
On the other hand, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.82%), Bharti Airtel (1.67%), I T C (1.46%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.37%), I C I C I Bank (1.06%), and Hero Motocorp (0.99%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts declining-0.02% and -0.03% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Anant Raj (1.08%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.07%), Alstom India (1.07%), Aban Offshore (0.94%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.92%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (2.36%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.71%), Aarti Industries (1.65%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.28%) and Aegis Logistics (0.21%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,370.84, up by 53.01 points or by 0.72%. The major gainers were Titan Industries (1.57%), Gitanjali Gems (0.52%), Videocon Industries (0.4%), T T K Prestige (0.26%) and Symphony (0.16%).
The HC index was at 7,920.89, up by 46.47 points or by 0.59%. The major gainers were Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.45%), Cipla (2.22%), Divis Laboratories (0.33%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.14%) and Aurobindo Pharma (0.08%).
The Realty index was at 2,162.75, up by 10.00 points or by 0.46%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (2.66%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.84%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.61%), Phoenix Mills (0.56%) and D L F (0.24%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,779.65, down by 40.2 points or by 0.69%. The major losers were United Breweries (2.02%), I T C (1.46%), Godrej Consumer Products (0.42%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.42%) and Dabur India (0.23%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,055 advances against 1,174 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 5,374.59 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 239.72 million), M M T C (Rs. 167.90 million) and Sobha Developers (Rs. 144.54 million).
The volume chart was led by Apollo Hospitals Enterprise with trades of over 6.40 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (2.64 million), Kingfisher Airlines (1.59 million) and Hexaware Technologies (1.45 million).
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