Sensex trades slightly higher; Reliance climbs over 2%
20th February 2013 12:18 PM
Indian equities continue to trade marginally higher in thenoon trade today. Realty and oil & gas stocks witnessed buying interest. At 12.01 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 33.25 points or 0.17% at 19,668.97 with 15 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 13.70 points or 0.23% at 5,953.40 with 30 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 41.71 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (5.47 points), H D F C Bank (5.31 points), D L F (3.51 points) and Bharti Airtel (3.08 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 7.19 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (6.47 points), Hindustan Unilever (4.59 points), Tata Motors (4.46 points) and Housing Development Finance Corporation (3.88 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries (2.33%), Hero Motocorp (1.16%), Wipro (1.04%), Coal India (1.02%), G A I L (India) (0.73%), and Bharti Airtel (0.62%).
On the other hand, Cipla (1.14%), Hindustan Unilever (0.78%), Tata Motors (0.65%), Sterlite Industries (India) (0.54%), Hindalco Industries (0.45%), and I C I C I Bank (0.42%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.27% and 0.63% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (1.24%), Alstom India (1.03%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.69%), Allcargo Logistics (0.48%) and A B G Shipyard (0.04%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Styrolution ABS (India) (5.12%), Adhunik Metaliks (3.73%), Reliance MediaWorks (1.99%), Trident (0.57%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.15%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,160.98, up by 42.65 points or by 2.01%. The major gainers were D L F (3.07%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.1%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.84%), Oberoi Realty (0.77%) and Anant Raj (0.77%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 9,138.82, up by 121.97 points or by 1.35%. The major gainers were Bharat Petroleum Corporation (2.36%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (1.49%), G A I L (India) (0.73%), Castrol India (0.63%) and Cairn India (0.32%).
The IT index was at 6,578.58, up by 26.09 points or by 0.40%. The major gainers were H C L Technologies (1.01%), Mphasis (1.01%), Hexaware Technologies (0.94%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.57%) and Infosys (0%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,184.71, down by 59.41 points or by 0.82%. The major losers were Titan Industries (1.55%), Rajesh Exports (1.49%), Symphony (1.29%) and T T K Prestige (0.36%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,407 advances against 1,013 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 254.93 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 227.43 million), D L F (Rs. 197.25 million) and Maruti Suzuki India (Rs. 195.13 million).
The volume chart was led by Sonata Software with trades of over 7.06 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (3.80 million), Suzlon Energy (2.62 million) and TV18 Broadcast (2.00 million).
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