Sensex flat in early trade; JSPL, BHEL, Wipro drop
10th September 2012 11:18 AM
Indian markets were flat in early trade on Monday ahead of industrial production data. At 10.26 am, the Sensex was trading up 12.19 points or 0.07% at 17,761.84 with 18 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 4.10 points or 0.08% at 5,362.80 with 32 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 31.28 points or 0.18% at 17,780.93, while the broad based NSE Nifty began flat with a gain of 3.20 points or 0.06%, at 5,361.90.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 12.74 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (8.42 points), Bharti Airtel (5.32 points), H D F C Bank (4.79 points) and Tata Steel (3.97 points).
However, I C I C I Bank contributed fall of 6.9 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (6.23 points), State Bank Of India (5.48 points), Reliance Industries (5.09 points) and Tata Consultancy Services (4.85 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Hindalco Industries (1.82%), Coal India (1.37%), Bharti Airtel (1.36%), Tata Steel (1.34%), Hero Motocorp (1.12%), and Bajaj Auto (1.05%).
On the other hand, Jindal Steel & Power (2.29%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.46%), Wipro (1.10%), Hindustan Unilever (0.93%), State Bank Of India (0.92%), and I C I C I Bank (0.55%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.42% and 0.51% respectively. The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Alstom India (0.43%), Allcargo Logistics (0.41%), Amtek Auto (0.39%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.3%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.05%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (19.79%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.13%), Aarti Industries (0.33%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.32%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.25%).
Sectors in Limelight
The IPO index was at 1,507.23, up by 13.85 points or by 0.93%. The major gainers were Commercial Engineers and Body Builders Company (4%), Bedmutha Industries (3.49%), Bajaj Corp (1.54%), Coal India (1.37%) and BS TransComm (0.12%).
The HC index was at 7,710.68, up by 68.55 points or by 0.90%. The major gainers were Aurobindo Pharma (3.32%), Cadila Healthcare (1.38%), Biocon (0.8%), Cipla (0.73%) and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.36%).
The Metal index was at 9,908.20, up by 71.05 points or by 0.72%. The major gainers were NMDC (2.74%), Hindalco Industries (1.82%), Coal India (1.37%), Hindustan Zinc (0.76%) and JSW Steel (0.58%).
On the other hand, the Capital Goods index was at 9,508.51, down by 32.53 points or by 0.34%. The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.46%), Alstom T&D India (0.36%), A I A Engineering (0.34%), Larsen & Toubro (0.33%) and Crompton Greaves (0.14%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,265 advances against 834 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 238.41 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs. 176.83 million), Vadilal Industries (Rs. 100.56 million) and Infosys (Rs. 99.55 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of over 1.36 million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (1.19 million), Deccan Chronicle Holdings (0.96 million) and D C W (0.62 million).
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