Sensex trades flat; RIL up 2.3%, Cipla down 1%
20th February 2013 02:18 PM
Indian marketsare tradeflat in post noon sessionon Wednesday as investors are cautious ahead of Budget. Realty and oil & gas continued to trade in green. However, consumer durables, FMCG and metal stocks saw profit booking.
At 1.13 pm, the Sensex was trading up 2.98 points or 0.02% at 19,638.70 with 8 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 4.05 points or 0.07% at 5,943.75 with 20 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 40.91 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (6.47 points), H D F C Bank (6.09 points), D L F (4.16 points) and Hero Motocorp (2.8 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 9.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (8.56 points), Tata Motors (6.57 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (5.57 points) and Housing Development Finance Corporation (4.77 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries (2.29%), Hero Motocorp (1.41%), Coal India (0.75%), Wipro (0.71%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.64%), and G A I L (India) (0.61%).
On the other hand, Cipla (0.99%), Tata Motors (0.96%), Sterlite Industries (India) (0.88%), Hindalco Industries (0.80%), Hindustan Unilever (0.70%), and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.68%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.09% and 0.49% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were A I A Engineering (0.91%), Anant Raj (0.77%), Alstom India (0.69%), Allcargo Logistics (0.67%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.47%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Styrolution ABS (India) (5.4%), Adhunik Metaliks (2%), Reliance MediaWorks (1.55%), Advanta India (0.97%) and Trident (0.11%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,153.75, down by 90.37 points or by 1.25%. The major losers were Rajesh Exports (2.82%), Titan Industries (1.8%), Bajaj Electricals (0.35%), Symphony (0.17%) and Gitanjali Gems (0.04%).
The FMCG index was at 5,835.15, down by 30.29 points or by 0.52%. The major losers were United Breweries (1.67%), Hindustan Unilever (0.7%), I T C (0.48%), Godrej Consumer Products (0.33%) and Dabur India (0.23%).
The Metal index was at 9,969.98, down by 23.27 points or by 0.23%. The major losers were NMDC (0.95%), Hindalco Industries (0.8%), Sesa Goa (0.64%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.49%) and JSW Steel (0.1%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 2,152.89, up by 34.56 points or by 1.63%. The major gainers were DLF (3.65%), Indiabulls Real Estate (1.89%), Anant Raj (0.77%), Godrej Properties (0.42%) and Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.21%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,440 advances against 1,147 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 332.30 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 318.47 million), D L F (Rs. 288.37 million) and Maruti Suzuki India (Rs. 211.01 million).
The volume chart was led by Sonata Software with trades of over 7.19 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (5.40 million), Suzlon Energy (4.54 million) and TV18 Broadcast (2.39 million).
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