Sensex, Nifty up 0.19%; Wipro, BHEL, Sun Pharma fall
24th July 2012 12:18 PM
Indian equities continue to trade on a quiet note amid volatility with not much buying seen across board. FMCG and consumer durables traded marginally higher, while capital goods and IT witnesed profit booking.
At 11.52 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 32.46 points or 0.19% at 16,909.81 with 14 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 9.90 points or 0.19% at 5,127.85 with 28 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 30.39 points or 0.18% at 16,907.74, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 10.85 points or 0.21%, at 5,128.80.
Hindustan Unilever contributed rise of 31.66 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (11.94 points), I C I C I Bank (9.48 points), Reliance Industries (6.74 points) and Sterlite Industries (India) (5.65 points).
However, Wipro contributed fall of 7.71 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (7.13 points), Infosys (6.42 points), Tata Consultancy Services (5.37 points) and Tata Motors (4.67 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Hindustan Unilever (5.66%), Sterlite Industries (India) (3.06%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.74%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.78%), I C I C I Bank (0.76%), and I T C (0.74%).
On the other hand, Wipro (2.96%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.50%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.45%), Tata Motors (0.95%), Hero Motocorp (0.84%), and Dr Reddy"s Laboratories (0.82%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.15% and 0.18% respectively.The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allcargo Logistics (1.45%), A B G Shipyard (1.18%), Hexaware Technologies (0.67%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.4%) and A I A Engineering (0.06%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Trident (3.01%), Genesys International Corporation (0.97%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.68%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.37%) and A B G Infralogistics (0.34%).
Sectors in Limelight
The FMCG index was at 4,956.83, up by 79.51 points or by 1.63%. The major gainers were Hindustan Unilever (5.66%), United Breweries (1.52%), I T C (0.74%), Nestle India (0.3%) and Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.1%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 6,324.80, up by 46.72 points or by 0.74%. The major gainers were Titan Industries (1.14%), Bajaj Electricals (0.84%), Gitanjali Gems (0.5%), Videocon Industries (0.5%) and Rajesh Exports (0.2%).
The Bankex index was at 11,859.26, up by 54.08 points or by 0.46%. The major gainers were Bank Of Baroda(0.98%), Bank Of India (0.89%), I C I C I Bank (0.76%), Indusind Bank (0.43%) and Federal Bank (0.23%).
On the other hand, the Capital Goods index was at 9,678.64, down by 67.31 points or by 0.69%. The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.5%), Alstom India (1.12%), Bharat Electronics (0.48%), A B B (0.35%) and BEML (0.27%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,216 advances against 1,148 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Housing Development Finance Corporation topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 681.14 million. It was followed by Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company (Rs. 502.87 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 395.87 million) and Hindustan Unilever (Rs. 394.36 million).
The volume chart was led by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision with trades of over 5.32 million shares. It was followed by Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.55 million), Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company (2.40 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (1.55 million).
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