Sensex edges lower; Bharti Airtel falls 3.53%
14th February 2013 02:18 PM
Indian equities continue to trade slightly lowertoday amid volatility. Capital goods, auto and power stockswitnessed profit booking.At 1.53 p.m., the Sensex was trading down 19.21 points or 0.10% at 19,588.87 with 16 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 12.65 points or 0.21% at 5,920.30 with 31 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 18.73 points or 0.10% at 19,626.81, while the broad based NSE Nifty began flat with a gain of 0.25 pointsat 5,933.20.
Reliance Industries contributed fall of 18.13 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (17.86 points), Larsen & Toubro (14.48 points), Tata Motors (13.88 points) and I C I C I Bank (12.41 points).
However, H D F C Bank contributed rise of 21.37 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (14.76 points), Infosys (14.26 points), Tata Consultancy Services (14.14 points) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (10.79 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Hindustan Unilever (2.55%), H D F C Bank (1.47%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.43%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.36%), G A I L (India) (1.28%), and Tata Steel (0.94%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (3.53%), Wipro (2.62%), Maruti Suzuki India (2.38%), Tata Motors (2.17%), Hero Motocorp (1.75%), and Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (1.67%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -1.06% and -1.36% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were A I A Engineering (3.18%), A B G Shipyard (2.15%), Alstom India (2.02%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.5%) and Aban Offshore (1.32%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (4.76%), Styrolution ABS (India) (4.41%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.46%), Aarti Industries (1.73%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.92%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 9,862.68, down by 140.68 points or by 1.41%. The major losers were A I A Engineering (3.18%), Alstom India (2.02%), A B B (1.56%), BEML (1.42%) and Bharat Electronics (0.88%).
The Auto index was at 10,810.08, down by 142.67 points or by 1.3%. The major losers were Hero Motocorp (1.75%), Exide Industries (1.53%), Ashok Leyland (1.52%), Bajaj Auto (0.75%) and Bharat Forge (0.66%).
The IPO index was at 1,736.21, down by 19.3 points or by 1.1%. The major losers were Acropetal Technologies (3.72%), Birla Pacific Medspa (1.72%), Flexituff International (1.66%), Bharti Infratel (0.98%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.92%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 6,533.09, up by 35.30 points or by 0.54%. The major gainers were Tata Consultancy Services (1.43%), Infosys (0.89%), H C L Technologies (0.69%) and Tech Mahindra (0.51%).
Market breadth was negative with 767 advances against 1,933 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,863.41 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 612.73 million), Reliance Capital (Rs. 347.30 million) and Tata Steel (Rs. 328.82 million).
The volume chart was led by TV18 Broadcast with trades of over 9.45 million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (9.04 million), Unitech (8.01 million) and D B Realty (3.38 million).
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