Sensex ends slightly higher; Realty up over 2%
18th February 2013 04:18 PM
Indian equities ended the volatile sessionon a lackluster note on Monday. BSE Midcap and Smallcap index outperformed the benchmark indices. Realty,capital goods and powerstocks traded higher.
At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex gained 32.93 pointsor 0.17% at 19,501.08 with 17 components posting rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 10.80 points or 0.18% at 5,898.20 with 28 components registering rise.Sensex Movers
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 18.41 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (14.74 points), Hindustan Unilever (11.07 points), State Bank Of India (8.38 points) and Tata Steel (7.47 points).
However, Tata Consultancy Services contributed fall of 11.17 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (10.97 points), Infosys (4.98 points), Bharti Airtel (3.76 points) and I C I C I Bank (3.74 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Steel (2.49%), Hindustan Unilever (1.89%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.76%), Larsen & Toubro (1.57%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.34%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.25%).
On the other hand, Jindal Steel & Power (1.81%), Coal India (1.77%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.35%), Bajaj Auto (1.27%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (1.24%), and Tata Consultancy Services (1.12%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.40% and 0.77% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were A I A Engineering (2.01%), Allcargo Logistics (1.61%), Aban Offshore (1.23%), Alstom India (1.09%) and Allahabad Bank (0.98%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aanjaneya Lifecare (7.72%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.7%), Aarti Industries (1.22%), Action Construction Equipment (0.71%) and Trident (0.57%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,075.39, up by 38.76 points or by 1.90%. The major gainers were D L F (5.08%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (3.81%), Anant Raj (2.93%), Oberoi Realty (0.52%) and Godrej Properties (0.51%).
The Capital Goods index was at 9,876.00, up by 112.76 points or by 1.15%. The major gainers were A I A Engineering (2.01%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.34%), Alstom India (1.09%), BEML (0.91%) and A B B (0.1%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 6,443.39, down by 34.29 points or by 0.53%. The major losers were Mahindra Satyam (1.22%), H C L Technologies (1.06%), Mphasis (0.98%), Tech Mahindra (0.92%) and Infosys (0.31%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,642 advances against 1,259 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jet Airways (India) topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 655.63 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 526.47 million), A B G Shipyard (Rs. 459.21 million) and United Spirits (Rs. 391.45 million).
The volume chart was led by S E L Manufacturing Company with trades of over 5.76 million shares. It was followed by Birla Cotsyn (India) (5.68 million), Suzlon Energy (5.29 million) and Indiabulls Power (4.84 million).
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