Sensex flat with positive bias at open
18th February 2013 10:18 AM
Indian markets flat with positive bias in early trade on Monday snapping earlier losses. At 09.20 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 11.84 points or 0.06% at 19,479.99 with 17 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 1.25 points or 0.02% at 5,886.15 with 25 components falling.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 28.10 points or 0.14% at 19,496.25, while the broad based NSE Nifty began flat with a gain of 1.25 points or 0.02%, at 5,888.65.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 7.49 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (7.08 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (6.62 points), Reliance Industries (3.21 points) and State Bank Of India (3.16 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 5.86 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (5.43 points), Infosys (4.66 points), Bharti Airtel (3.97 points) and Tata Motors (2.62 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla (0.94%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.84%), Hindalco Industries (0.64%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.58%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.56%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.51%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (0.79%), Tata Power Company (0.57%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.55%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.52%), Tata Motors (0.41%), and Coal India (0.40%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.15% and 0.34% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(1.32%), Amtek Auto (0.57%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.51%), A B G Shipyard (0.38%) and Aban Offshore (0.36%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Wagend Infra Venture (4.91%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (2.16%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.13%), Reliance MediaWorks (1.09%) and Ajanta Pharma (0.08%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,987.62, up by 59.27 points or by 0.66%. The major gainers were Bharat Petroleum Corporation (1.84%), Indian Oil Corporation (1.67%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (1.58%), Cairn India (1.17%) and Castrol India (0.06%).
The PSU index was at 7,319.13, up by 31.98 points or by 0.44%. The major gainers were Balmer Lawrie & Company (2.55%), Allahabad Bank (1.32%), Bank Of Baroda (0.69%), Bank Of India (0.55%) and Bank Of Maharashtra (0.09%).
The Realty index was at 2,045.25, up by 8.62 points or by 0.42%. The major gainers were Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.46%), D L F (1.97%), Parsvnath Developers (0.82%), Anant Raj (0.51%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.28%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 6,459.48, down by 18.2 points or by 0.28%. The major losers were H C L Technologies (0.53%), Infosys (0.29%), Mahindra Satyam (0.22%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.17%) and Tech Mahindra (0.07%).
Market breadth was positive with 538 advances against 253 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 Jet Airways (India) (Rs. 94.68 million), United Spirits (Rs. 24.56 million) and Reliance Capital (Rs. 17.67 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of over 0.76 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (0.30 million), Suzlon Energy (0.24 million) and Spicejet (0.22 million).
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