Sensex closes 135 points higher; ONGC jumps 4%
19th February 2013 05:18 PM
Indian markets settled higherin late rally on Tuesdayled by realty, IT, healthcare and power stocks. At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex added 134.64 points or 0.69% at 19,635.72 with 22 components posting rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty went up by 41.50 pointsor 0.70% at 5,939.70 with 41 components registering rise.Sensex Movers
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation contributed rise of 32.94 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (24.68 points), I C I C I Bank (13.16 points), Tata Consultancy Services (12.5 points) and I T C (9.18 points).
However, Bharti Airtel contributed fall of 9.69 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (3.38 points), Hero Motocorp (2.72 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.17 points) and Larsen & Toubro (0.84 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (4.03%), Bajaj Auto (2.36%), Maruti Suzuki India (2.19%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.00%), Cipla (1.96%), and Wipro (1.90%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (1.94%), Hero Motocorp (1.37%), G A I L (India) (1.37%), Coal India (1.35%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.79%), and H D F C Bank (0.22%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 1.12% and 0.94% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(1.87%), Allcargo Logistics (1.81%), Aban Offshore (0.98%), A B G Shipyard (0.52%) and A I A Engineering (0.05%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (15.3%), Styrolution ABS (India) (6.63%), Adhunik Metaliks (6.02%), Reliance MediaWorks (3.14%) and Aarti Industries (0.23%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,118.33, up by 39.43 points or by 1.90%. The major gainers were D L F (3.27%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.81%), Godrej Properties (1%), Anant Raj (1%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.92%).
The IT index was at 6,552.49, up by 106.79 points or by 1.66%. The major gainers were Tech Mahindra (4.82%), Mphasis (2.24%), H C L Technologies (2.22%), Infosys (1.53%) and Oracle Financial Services Software (0.4%).
The HC index was at 8,009.61, up by 108.89 points or by 1.38%. The major gainers were Aurobindo Pharma (2.75%), Cadila Healthcare (2.54%), Biocon (2.44%), Divis Laboratories (2.38%) and Cipla (1.96%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,734 advances against 1,153 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jet Airways (India) topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 595.76 million. It was followed by Reliance Capital (Rs. 452.59 million), United Spirits (Rs. 400.30 million) and United Breweries (Rs. 344.90 million).
The volume chart was led by Ashok Leyland with trades of over 5.11 million shares. It was followed by Housing Development and Infrastructure (4.68 million), TV18 Broadcast (4.06 million) and I F C I (3.61 million).
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