Sensex trades sluggish; ONGC, Bharti, Maruti fall
11th February 2013 02:18 PM
Indian markets continue to trade sluggish in the post noon trade on Monday. Realty, healthcare and consumer durables continued to rise. However capital goods and technology stocks witnessed a fall.
At 12.54 p.m., the Sensex was trading down 7.88 points or 0.04% at 19,476.89 with 15 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 5.25 points or 0.09% at 5,898.25 with 29 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 17.35 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (13.54 points), I C I C I Bank (11.64 points), Larsen & Toubro (10.92 points) and Bharti Airtel (7.44 points).
However, H D F C Bank contributed rise of 18.7 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (11.52 points), Tata Motors (9.74 points), Reliance Industries (9.38 points) and Sterlite Industries (India) (3.01 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (3.06%), Dr Reddy's Laboratories (2.34%), Hindustan Unilever (1.98%), Tata Motors (1.56%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.53%), and H D F C Bank (1.33%).
On the other hand, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.64%), Bharti Airtel (1.46%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.30%), Larsen & Toubro (1.11%), Hero Motocorp (0.99%), and I T C (0.88%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 6752.29 down by 3.72 points or by 0.06%. The major losers were A I A Engineering (1.73%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.09%), Alstom India (0.87%), Aban Offshore (0.82%) and A B G Shipyard (0.7%).
The BSE Smallcap index was at 6778.26 down by 15.88 points or by 0.23%. The major losers were Action Construction Equipment (5.31%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.4%), Aarti Industries (0.99%), Advanta India (0.56%) and Trident (0.55%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,172.59, up by 19.84 points or by 0.92%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (2.66%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.33%), Indiabulls Real Estate (1.3%), D L F (1.17%) and Parsvnath Developers (0.82%).
The HC index was at 7,922.86, up by 48.44 points or by 0.62%. The major gainers were Cipla (3.06%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (2.34%), Divis Laboratories (0.47%), Aurobindo Pharma (0.08%) and Piramal Enterprises (0.06%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,347.27, up by 29.44 points or by 0.40%. The major gainers were Titan Industries (1.27%) and Videocon Industries (0.37%).
On the other hand, the Capital Goods index was at 10,096.29, down by 71.51 points or by 0.7%. The major losers were F A G Bearings India (3.69%), BEML (3.22%), Alstom T&D India (2.43%), A I A Engineering (1.73%) and Alstom India (0.87%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,161 advances against 1,405 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 5,350.43 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 345.03 million), M M T C (Rs. 295.89 million) and I C I C I Bank (Rs. 253.95 million).
The volume chart was led by Apollo Hospitals Enterprise with trades of over 6.40 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (4.76 million), Cals Refineries (2.11 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (1.64 million).
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