Sensex continues to trade higher; Realty, CG, IT rise
06th March 2013 11:18 AM
Indian markets continued to gain on Wednesday. At 10.06 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 63.03 points or 0.33% at 19,206.20 with 18 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 19.40 points or 0.34% at 5,803.65 with 33 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 111.03 points or 0.58% at 19,254.20, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 32.15 points or 0.56%, at 5,816.40.
Infosys contributed rise of 20.93 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (18.99 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (10.7 points), Tata Motors (10.21 points) and I C I C I Bank (8.12 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 12.14 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (9.09 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (7.21 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (5.24 points) and Tata Steel (3.72 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Wipro (2.25%), Larsen & Toubro (2.05%), Tata Motors (1.56%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.33%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.27%), and Infosys (1.23%).
On the other hand, Hindustan Unilever (1.56%), Tata Steel (1.34%), G A I L (India) (1.17%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.07%), Cipla (0.90%), and Maruti Suzuki India (0.82%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.90% and 0.80% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(2.07%), Aban Offshore (1.78%), Alstom India (1.68%), CORE Education and Technologies (1.21%) and Allcargo Logistics (0.36%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Trident (3.7%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (2.82%), Aarti Industries (1.33%), Action Construction Equipment (1.19%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.64%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,997.89, up by 50.86 points or by 2.61%. The major gainers were Housing Development and Infrastructure (3.88%), Anant Raj (3.3%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.05%), Godrej Properties (1.73%) and D L F (1.6%).
The Capital Goods index was at 9,432.67, up by 136.88 points or by 1.47%. The major gainers were BEML (2.86%), Alstom India (1.68%), F A G Bearings India (1.63%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.58%) and A B B (0.42%).
The IT index was at 6,929.35, up by 74.95 points or by 1.09%. The major gainers were Tech Mahindra (2.07%), Infosys (1.23%), H C L Technologies (1.13%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.08%) and Hexaware Technologies (0.06%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,652.60, down by 26.64 points or by 0.47%. The major losers were Hindustan Unilever (1.56%), I T C (0.63%) and Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.07%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,244 advances against 602 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
M M T C topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 195.05 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 136.16 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 114.50 million) and H D F C Bank (Rs. 91.42 million).
The volume chart was led by Indiabulls Infrastructure and Power with trades of over 3.34 million shares. It was followed by NHPC (1.86 million), Spicejet (0.97 million) and Essar Oil (0.96 million).
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