Indian equities fell further in the afternoon trade on Friday
with heavy selling activity seen in oil & gas and realty
stocks.At 1.58 pm, the Sensex was trading down 96.37 points or
0.49% at 19,400.81 with 21 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty
was trading lower by 35.70 points or 0.61% at 5,861.25 with 42
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 27.00 points or 0.46%, at
Reliance Industries contributed fall of
40.04 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (13.72
points), I C I C I Bank (7.13 points), Tata Steel (5.55 points) and
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (5.37 points).
However, I T C contributed rise of 5.52 points in the Sensex. It
was followed by NTPC (2.67 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
(2.41 points), Tata Power Company (1.98 points) and State Bank Of
India (1.64 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company
(1.05%), NTPC (0.94%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.67%),
Sterlite Industries (India) (0.31%), I T C (0.28%), and Wipro
On the other hand, Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.87%), Reliance
Industries (2.22%), Tata Steel (1.80%), Bajaj Auto (1.57%), Jindal
Steel & Power (1.41%), and Cipla (1.07%) were the biggest
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 6573.08 down by 35.33 points or by
0.53%. The major losers were CORE Education and Technologies
(1.42%), Alstom India (0.9%), Aban Offshore (0.87%), A B G Shipyard
(0.86%) and Allahabad Bank (0.28%).
The BSE Smallcap index was at 6506.94 down by 76.13 points or by
1.16%. The major losers were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering
Services (6.8%), Action Construction Equipment (6.04%), Aarti
Industries (2.79%), Adhunik Metaliks (2.63%) and Trident
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,834.30, down by 168.6 points or
by 1.87%. The major losers were Cairn India (4.61%), Bharat
Petroleum Corporation (3.64%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
(2.67%), G A I L (India) (0.21%) and Castrol India (0.02%).
The Realty index was at 2,000.53, down by 36.82 points or by
1.81%. The major losers were D L F (3.92%), Housing Development and
Infrastructure (2.81%), Anant Raj (1.91%), Godrej Properties
(1.02%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.15%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,813.31, up by 11.42
points or by 0.20%. The major gainers were United Breweries (4.1%),
Godrej Consumer Products (2.19%), United Spirits (1.05%), I T C
(0.28%) and Nestle India (0.03%).
Market breadth was negative with 931 advances against 1,803
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 414.26 million. It was followed by Jet Airways
(India) (Rs. 332.97 million), United Spirits (Rs. 321.23 million)
and Reliance Capital (Rs. 314.93 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over
12.79 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (2.52
million), Unitech (2.19 million) and Spicejet (2.05 million).