Sensex continues flat trade; Wirpro, Infosys, Jindal Steel rise
06th September 2012 04:18 PM
Indian equities still trading on a flat note amid volatility. At 3.19 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 32.85 points or 0.19% at 17,346.19 with 17 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 11.30 points or 0.22% at 5,237.00 with 27 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise of 7.39 points or 0.04% at 17,320.73, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 8.05 points or 0.15%, at 5,217.65.
Infosys contributed rise of 49.61 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (22.4 points), Wipro (11.53 points), Tata Motors (9.56 points) and Tata Consultancy Services (8.85 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 48.25 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (9.8 points), Bharti Airtel (8.4 points), Reliance Industries (8.17 points) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (7.24 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Wipro (4.34%), Infosys (3.65%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.88%), Tata Motors (1.84%), I C I C I Bank (1.82%), and G A I L (India) (1.69%).
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (3.37%), I T C (2.80%), Bharti Airtel (2.19%), Hindustan Unilever (1.02%), Hero Motocorp (1.00%), and H D F C Bank (0.74%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.26% and 0.23% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amara Raja Batteries (2.77%), Aban Offshore (2.27%), Alstom India (1.04%), Amtek Auto (0.74%) and Allcargo Logistics (0.16%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aarti Industries (2.63%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (2.03%), Genesys International Corporation (1.19%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (1.04%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.73%).
Sectors in Limelight
The IT index was at 5,870.83, up by 144.59 points or by 2.53%. The major gainers were Infosys (3.65%), Hexaware Technologies (3.04%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.98%), H C L Technologies (0.97%) and Mphasis (0.76%).
The TECk index was at 3,331.04, up by 60.27 points or by 1.84%. The major gainers were Dish TV India (1.77%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.98%), H C L Technologies (0.97%), Mphasis (0.76%) and D B Corp (0.45%).
The Auto index was at 9,301.86, up by 62.10 points or by 0.67%. The major gainers were Cummins India (4.13%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.69%), Mahindra & Mahindra (0.44%), Bharat Forge (0.36%) and Bosch (0.13%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,304.60, down by 94.82 points or by 1.76%. The major losers were I T C (2.8%), Hindustan Unilever (1.02%), Godrej Consumer Products (0.4%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.32%) and Dabur India (0.08%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,444 advances against 1,390 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 686.62 million. It was followed by Axis Bank (Rs. 409.57 million), West Coast Paper Mills (Rs. 384.14 million) and United Spirits (Rs. 369.25 million).
The volume chart was led by West Coast Paper Mills with trades of over 6.00 million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (3.35 million), Kingfisher Airlines (2.69 million) and I F C I (2.62 million).
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