Sensex ends slightly lower; JSPL, ONGC, Bharti drop
11th February 2013 05:18 PM
Indian equities ended the choppy session flaton Monday. Realty, healthcare and PSU stocks traded higher while capital goods and technology stocks declined. At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex declined 24.2 points or 0.12% at 19,461 with 16 components posting drop, while the broad based NSE Nifty closed flat with a decline of 5.65 points or 0.10%, at 5,897.85 with 30 components posting drop.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed fall of 18.63 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (16.53 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (13.95 points), Larsen & Toubro (13.87 points) and I C I C I Bank (10.43 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed rise of 14.01 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Motors (13.26 points), Hindustan Unilever (10.03 points), H D F C Bank (8.01 points) and Hindalco Industries (4.34 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (3.47%), Hindalco Industries (2.51%), Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.45%), Sterlite Industries (India) (2.42%), Tata Motors (2.08%), and Hindustan Unilever (1.75%).
On the other hand, Jindal Steel & Power (1.87%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.77%), Bharti Airtel (1.68%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.64%), Larsen & Toubro (1.41%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.27%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.16% and -0.33% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were A I A Engineering (3.74%), Alstom India (1.66%), Amara Raja Batteries (1.53%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.09%) and Aban Offshore (0.83%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (5.31%), Trident (2.65%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.71%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.15%) and Aarti Industries (0.99%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,174.95, up by 22.20 points or by 1.03%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (3.79%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.54%), Indiabulls Real Estate (1.5%), Godrej Properties (1.26%) and D L F (1.23%).
The HC index was at 7,927.64, up by 53.22 points or by 0.68%. The major gainers were Cipla (3.47%), Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.45%), Piramal Enterprises (1.13%), Opto Circuits (India) (1.03%) and Divis Laboratories (0.49%).
The PSU index was at 7,302.96, up by 40.18 points or by 0.55%. The major gainers were Bank Of India(1.39%), Allahabad Bank (0.88%), Canara Bank (0.56%), Andhra Bank (0.49%) and Bharat Electronics (0.02%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,323 advances against 1,608 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 641.89 million. It was followed by Hindustan Copper (Rs. 288.86 million), Tata Consultancy Services (Rs. 288.84 million) and Infosys (Rs. 275.02 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 9.19 million shares. It was followed by NHPC (2.71 million), Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.69 million) and Aadhaar Ventures India (2.35 million).
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