Sensex ends flat; RIL surges over 3%
20th February 2013 04:18 PM
Indian markets ended the volatile session onflat note on Wednesday. Oil & gas, realty and IT stocks gained. However, consumer durables, metal and capital goods dropped.
At the close, the 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex ended flat with a rise of 7.03 points or 0.04% at 19,642.75, 11 components registering rise. while the broad based NSE Nifty closed flat with a gain of 3.35 points or 0.06%, at 5,943.05.21 components posting rise.Sensex Movers
Reliance Industries contributed rise of 55.85 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (13.43 points), Tata Consultancy Services (6.54 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (5.3 points) and D L F (4.09 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 14.48 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (11.1 points), State Bank Of India (6.97 points), Tata Motors (6.57 points) and Larsen & Toubro (5.47 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries (3.13%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.37%), Hero Motocorp (1.31%), Coal India (1.12%), G A I L (India) (1.05%), and Dr Reddy's Laboratories (0.90%).
On the other hand, Tata Steel (1.75%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.47%), Cipla (1.32%), Bharti Airtel (1.04%), State Bank Of India (0.98%), and Tata Motors (0.96%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap settled lower 11.26 points or 0.17% at 6,717.81 however the Bse Smallcap gained 23.99points or 0.36% at 6,673.72 at the closing.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(2.1%), A I A Engineering (1.54%), Aban Offshore (1.1%), A B G Shipyard (1.03%) and CORE Education and Technologies (0.83%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Wagend Infra Venture (4.95%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.6%), Aegis Logistics (1.22%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.88%) and Advanta India (0.06%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,145.84, down by 98.28 points or by 1.36%. The major losers were Rajesh Exports (3.78%), Titan Industries (1.88%), Symphony (1.08%), Gitanjali Gems (0.37%) and Bajaj Electricals (0.22%).
The Metal index was at 9,919.32, down by 73.93 points or by 0.74%. The major losers were Jindal Steel & Power (1.47%), NMDC (1.14%), Hindalco Industries (0.45%), JSW Steel (0.42%) and Bhushan Steel (0.08%).
The Capital Goods index was at 9,861.30, down by 51.06 points or by 0.52%. The major losers were A I A Engineering (1.54%), Crompton Greaves (0.9%), Larsen & Toubro (0.58%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.47%) and Bharat Electronics (0.18%).
On the other hand, the Oil & Gas index was at 9,169.97, up by 153.12 points or by 1.70%. The major gainers were Bharat Petroleum Corporation (2.97%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (1.78%), Indian Oil Corporation (1.18%), G A I L (India) (1.05%) and Castrol India (0.55%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,564 advances against 1,338 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 695.12 million. It was followed by D L F (Rs. 540.09 million), United Spirits (Rs. 472.74 million) and Reliance Industries (Rs. 432.74 million).
The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 13.93 million shares. It was followed by Sonata Software (7.41 million), Suzlon Energy (7.19 million) and Dhanus Technologies (6.72 million).
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