Indian equities continue to trade in green zone on hopes of fuel
price hike on Tuesday evening. Realty, FMCG and consumer durables
At 2.02 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 23.64 points or 0.13% at
17,790.42 with 14 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 8.15 points or 0.15% at 5,371.60 with 27
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline
of 54.98 points or 0.31% at 17,711.80, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a fall of 27.35 points or 0.51%, at
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of
25.78 points in the Sensex. It was followed by ITC (16.81 points),
Tata Consultancy Services (9.63 points), ICICI Bank (7.14 points)
and Grasim Industries (4.41 points).
However, Sterlite Industries (India) contributed fall of 8.42
points in the Sensex. It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (5.11
points), Reliance Industries (3.5 points), Mahindra & Mahindra
(3.29 points) and Hero Motocorp (3.23 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were GAIL (India) (2.10%),
Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.99%), Maruti Suzuki
India (1.15%), NTPC (1.14%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.00%), and
On the other hand, Sterlite Industries (India) (4.78%), Jindal
Steel & Power (3.18%), Hero Motocorp (1.51%), Tata Steel
(0.91%), Wipro (0.84%), and Mahindra & Mahindra (0.79%) were
the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap and Smallcap index rose 0.15% and 0.42%
Sectors in Limelight
The IPO index was at 1,520.01, up by 9.87 points or by 0.65%.
The major gainers were Electrosteel Steels (5.21%), Ashoka Buildcon
(0.76%), Career Point (0.65%), Claris Lifesciences (0.17%) and
Bedmutha Industries (0.07%).
The FMCG index was at 5,372.01, up by 23.29 points or by 0.44%.
The major gainers were Godrej Consumer Products (2.37%), I T C
(0.98%), Dabur India (0.81%), Jubilant FoodWorks (0.47%) and
Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.28%).
The IT index was at 5,998.18, up by 15.10 points or by 0.25%.
The major gainers were CORE Education and Technologies (6%),
Hexaware Technologies (2.88%), Oracle Financial Services Software
(0.54%), H C L Technologies (0.53%) and Infosys (0.01%).
On the other hand, the Metal index was at 9,729.33, down by
177.54 points or by 1.79%. The major losers were Jindal Steel &
Power (3.18%), JSW Steel (1.33%), Hindustan Zinc (0.35%), Coal
India (0.11%) and Bhushan Steel (0.09%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,426 advances against 1,274
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 414.13 million. It was followed by United Spirits
(Rs. 275.31 million), Reliance Industries (Rs. 246.98 million) and
Oracle Financial Services Software (Rs. 205.85 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
11.56 million shares. It was followed by Deccan Chronicle Holdings
(3.50 million), Lanco Infratech (1.44 million) and Power Grid
Corporation Of India (1.42 million).