Sensex trades up over 100 points; Realty surges 5%
06th March 2013 02:18 PM
Indian equities has maintained gains in post noon trade on Wednesday tracking rally in global markets. Sustained buying was seen in realty, capital goods and metal stocks. BSE Midcap and Smallcap outperformed their larger counterparts.
At 1.10 pm, the Sensex was trading up 108.21 points or 0.57% at 19,251.38 with 20 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 33.70 points or 0.58% at 5,817.95 with 35 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.
Larsen & Toubro contributed rise of 28.19 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (23.86 points), Tata Motors (13.94 points), Reliance Industries (12.21 points) and I C I C I Bank (10.94 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 15.13 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (8.53 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (7.5 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (5.83 points) and Bharti Airtel (1.46 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Sterlite Industries (India) (4.91%), Hindalco Industries (3.60%), Larsen & Toubro (3.04%), Tata Motors (2.13%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.91%), and Wipro (1.60%).
On the other hand, Hindustan Unilever (1.46%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.19%), I T C (0.79%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.52%), NTPC (0.40%), and Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (0.30%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 1.31% and 1.36% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Alstom India (4.02%), A I A Engineering (2.4%), Aban Offshore (1.98%), Allahabad Bank (1.75%) and A B G Shipyard (0.64%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (5.08%), Action Construction Equipment (3.49%), Styrolution ABS (India) (0.97%), Trident (0.62%) and Aarti Industries (0.52%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,043.61, up by 96.58 points or by 4.96%. The major gainers were Housing Development and Infrastructure (12.31%), Indiabulls Real Estate (6.97%), Anant Raj (6.69%), D L F (4.12%) and Godrej Properties (0.93%).
The Metal index was at 9,359.14, up by 230.55 points or by 2.53%. The major gainers were Hindustan Zinc (4.22%), Hindalco Industries (3.6%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.89%), Bhushan Steel (0.51%) and Coal India (0.44%).
The Capital Goods index was at 9,526.73, up by 230.94 points or by 2.48%. The major gainers were Alstom India (4.02%), A I A Engineering (2.4%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.91%), BEML (1.5%) and A B B (0.08%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,650.75, down by 28.49 points or by 0.5%. The major losers were Hindustan Unilever (1.46%), I T C (0.79%), Tata Global Beverages (0.68%) and Dabur India (0.64%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,638 advances against 966 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Housing Development and Infrastructure topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 419.97 million. It was followed by M M T C (Rs. 311.03 million), United Spirits (Rs. 285.34 million) and Ashok Leyland (Rs. 283.32 million).
The volume chart was led by Ashok Leyland with trades of over 12.16 million shares. It was followed by Housing Development and Infrastructure (6.18 million), NHPC (5.10 million) and Spicejet (4.02 million).
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