Sensex falls 34 pts in early trade
15th February 2013 10:18 AM
Indian marketsdroped in early tradeon Friday. At 09.20 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 34.14 points or 0.18% at 19,463.04 with 19 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 14.60 points or 0.25% at 5,882.35 with 36 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline of 47.35 points or 0.24% at 19,449.83, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 27 points or 0.46%, at 5,869.95.
Tata Motors contributed fall of 10.62 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (10.52 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (6.49 points), Wipro (5.23 points) and Tata Consultancy Services (5.13 points).
However, Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 9.07 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (5.86 points), State Bank Of India (3.77 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.44 points) and NTPC (1.34 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were G A I L (India) (0.99%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.62%), State Bank Of India (0.52%), NTPC (0.47%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.40%), and I T C (0.30%).
On the other hand, Wipro (1.76%), Tata Motors (1.67%), Coal India (1.07%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.94%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.82%), and Infosys (0.66%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 6588.24 down by 20.17 points or by 0.31%.The major losers were Anant Raj (0.66%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.49%), Allahabad Bank (0.31%), Andhra Bank (0.25%) and Aban Offshore (0.13%).
The BSE Smallcap index was at 6581.26 down by 1.81 points or by 0.03%.The major losers were Ashapura Minechem (4.94%), Astra Microwave Products (1.89%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (1.45%), Alembic Pharmaceuticals (0.89%) and Aptech (0.62%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,019.16, down by 18.19 points or by 0.89%. The major losers were D L F (1.75%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.48%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.95%), Unitech (0.84%) and Anant Raj (0.66%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,193.35, down by 58.76 points or by 0.81%. The major losers were Videocon Industries (3.55%), Titan Industries (1%), Gitanjali Gems (0.83%), T T K Prestige (0.82%) and Blue Star (0.78%).
The Auto index was at 10,705.16, down by 84.44 points or by 0.78%. The major losers were Exide Industries (0.89%), Ashok Leyland (0.88%), Cummins India (0.54%), Hero Motocorp (0.48%) and Bajaj Auto (0.37%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,818.58, up by 16.69 points or by 0.29%. The major gainers were United Breweries (4.1%), I T C (0.3%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.26%) and Hindustan Unilever (0.22%).
Market breadth was negative with 327 advances against 465 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Intellivate Capital Ventures -PPS topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 0.00 million. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (Rs. 61.52 million), United Breweries (Rs. 43.64 million) and Tata Motors (Rs. 41.17 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 2.95 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (0.30 million), Birla Power Solutions (0.27 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (0.22 million).
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