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
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
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)
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
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
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