Sensex pares some gains; RIL up 1.8%
20th February 2013 11:18 AM
Indian equities pared some of its early gains on Wednesday. BSE Midcap and Smallcap index outperformed the benchmark indices. Oil & gas and realty stocks traded higher.
At 10.57 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 38.04 points or 0.19% at 19,673.76 with 19 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 15.15 points or 0.26% at 5,954.85 with 33 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 32.24 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (11.19 points), Tata Consultancy Services (4.81 points), I T C (3.27 points) and Wipro (2.66 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 8.31 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Motors (4.68 points), Hindustan Unilever (4.16 points), Bharti Airtel (3.98 points) and Maruti Suzuki India (2.22 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries (1.80%), Wipro (0.92%), Hero Motocorp (0.88%), H D F C Bank (0.73%), Dr Reddy's Laboratories (0.71%), and Coal India (0.68%).
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (0.87%), Bharti Airtel (0.80%), Cipla (0.72%), Hindustan Unilever (0.70%), Tata Motors (0.68%), and NTPC (0.65%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 9,122.05, up by 105.20 points or by 1.17%. The major gainers were Bharat Petroleum Corporation (1.99%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (1.64%), Castrol India (0.5%), G A I L (India) (0.15%) and Cairn India (0.13%).
The Realty index was at 2,141.86, up by 23.53 points or by 1.11%. The major gainers were Indiabulls Real Estate (1.82%), D L F (1.8%), Anant Raj (1.06%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.7%) and Godrej Properties (0.41%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,183.85, down by 60.27 points or by 0.83%. The major losers were Titan Industries (1.71%), Symphony (0.87%), Rajesh Exports (0.24%) and Gitanjali Gems (0.14%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,335 advances against 826 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 218.86 million. It was followed by Sonata Software (Rs. 187.22 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 146.94 million) and Reliance Capital (Rs. 137.64 million).
The volume chart was led by Sonata Software with trades of over 7.04 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (2.15 million), TV18 Broadcast (1.50 million) and Cals Refineries (1.20 million).
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