Sensex ends flat; Mid and small-caps plunge
25th February 2013 04:18 PM
Indian markets ended the choppy session flat on Monday. IT stocks rallied but realty stocks fell the most. Select mid-cap stocks crashed led by Core Projects, Welspun Corp, Aanjaneya Lifecare, ABG Shipyard, Eros Int'l and six other stocks.
At the close, the 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex ended flat with a rise of 14.68 points or 0.08% at 19,331.69, 15 components registering rise. while the broad based NSE Nifty closed flat with a gain of 4.45 points or 0.08%, at 5,854.75.24 components posting rise.Sensex Movers
Infosys contributed rise of 46.34 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Motors (13.49 points), Tata Consultancy Services (11.65 points), State Bank Of India (7.69 points) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (4.57 points).
However, Larsen & Toubro contributed fall of 21.52 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (18.23 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (16.62 points), H D F C Bank (7.93 points) and Hindustan Unilever (4.33 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Infosys (2.84%), Tata Motors (2.06%), Hero Motocorp (1.42%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.29%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.16%), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.15%).
On the other hand, Cipla (2.60%), Larsen & Toubro (2.30%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.04%), Coal India (1.99%), Reliance Industries (1.01%), and Tata Steel (0.96%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -1.20% and -1.36% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies (62.42%), A B G Shipyard (19.97%), Aban Offshore (2.23%), Allahabad Bank (1.66%) and Alstom India (0.59%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Aanjaneya Lifecare (20%), Action Construction Equipment (5.52%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (3.78%), Trident (0.59%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.59%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,062.59, down by 50.53 points or by 2.39%. The major losers were Anant Raj (4.14%), Indiabulls Real Estate (3.91%), D L F (3.31%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.65%) and Oberoi Realty (1.44%).
The Capital Goods index was at 9,514.86, down by 162.35 points or by 1.68%. The major losers were Crompton Greaves (3.67%), Bharat Electronics (1.62%), F A G Bearings India (1.43%), BEML (0.66%) and Alstom India (0.59%).
The Metal index was at 9,457.97, down by 103.08 points or by 1.08%. The major losers were Coal India (1.99%), Hindustan Zinc (1.73%), Hindalco Industries (0.37%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.24%) and Bhushan Steel (0.24%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 6,727.82, up by 122.74 points or by 1.86%. The major gainers were Infosys (2.84%), Mphasis (2.79%), H C L Technologies (1.83%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.16%) and Hexaware Technologies (0.29%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,045 advances against 1,829 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
CORE Education and Technologies topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 922.68 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 765.66 million), Infosys (Rs. 631.09 million) and Reliance Capital (Rs. 420.23 million).
The volume chart was led by CORE Education and Technologies with trades of over 8.32 million shares. It was followed by I F C I (6.81 million), Suzlon Energy (5.48 million) and Unitech (4.05 million).
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