Sensex gains 74 pts in early trade
20th February 2013 10:18 AM
Indian markets gained in early trade on Wednesday. At 09.19 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 73.52 points or 0.37% at 19,709.24 with 20 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 18 points or 0.30% at 5,957.70 with 32 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 82.22 points or 0.42% at 19,717.94, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 26.60 points or 0.45%, at 5,966.30.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of 26.81 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (12.9 points), I T C (9.17 points), Tata Consultancy Services (6.18 points) and Infosys (5.75 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 4.3 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (3.17 points), Maruti Suzuki India (2.05 points), Grasim Industries (1.31 points) and NTPC (1.06 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries (1.50%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.94%), Hero Motocorp (0.94%), H D F C Bank (0.85%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.61%), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.49%).
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (0.81%), Hindustan Unilever (0.53%), NTPC (0.36%), I C I C I Bank (0.28%), Bajaj Auto (0.22%), and Wipro (0.18%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.30% and 0.30% respectively.The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies (2.01%), Amtek Auto (0.9%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.8%), Allahabad Bank (0.46%) and Alstom India (0.15%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aegis Logistics (6.85%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.86%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (1.06%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.04%) and Ajanta Pharma (0.94%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 9,102.86, up by 86.01 points or by 0.95%. The major gainers were Castrol India (0.52%), G A I L (India) (0.45%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (0.42%), Cairn India (0.23%) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.17%).
The Realty index was at 2,131.94, up by 13.61 points or by 0.64%. The major gainers were Oberoi Realty (0.96%), Anant Raj (0.84%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.63%), D L F (0.54%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.49%).
The FMCG index was at 5,892.97, up by 27.53 points or by 0.47%. The major gainers were United Breweries (1.1%), Jubilant FoodWorks (0.81%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.7%), I T C (0.46%) and Dabur India (0.27%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,213.13, down by 30.99 points or by 0.43%. The major losers were Titan Industries (0.72%) and Rajesh Exports (0.68%).
Market breadth was positive with 596 advances against 191 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Sonata Software topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 172.97 million. It was followed by Kesoram Industries (Rs. 46.85 million), United Spirits (Rs. 28.18 million) and State Bank Of India (Rs. 22.38 million).
The volume chart was led by Sonata Software with trades of over 6.53 million shares. It was followed by Kesoram Industries (0.45 million), Kingfisher Airlines (0.25 million) and Spicejet (0.22 million).
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