Sensex adds 170 points at close; banks, capital goods rise - The New Indian Express

Sensex adds 170 points at close; banks, capital goods rise

Published: 18th February 2014 04:18 PM

Last Updated: 18th February 2014 04:18 PM

Indian marketssettled on a buoyant note on Tuesday led by gains in banking, capital goods and power stocks whereas FMCG stocks dropped.

At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex added 170.15 points or 0.83% at 20,634.21 with 20 components posting rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 46.05 pointsor 0.76% at 6,119.35 with 38 components posting rise.

Sensex Movers

Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 48.02 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (46.16 points), H D F C Bank (25.03 points), Larsen & Toubro (20.96 points) and State Bank Of India (13.61 points).

However, I T C contributed fall of 17.66 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (4.81 points), Wipro (1.96 points), Tata Consultancy Services (1.22 points) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.82 points).

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Jindal Steel & Power (6.93%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.99%), I C I C I Bank (2.80%), Maruti Suzuki India (2.57%), Tata Power Company (2.45%), and Larsen & Toubro (2.02%).

On the other hand, G A I L (India) (1.45%), Bharti Airtel (0.95%), I T C (0.80%), Wipro (0.68%), Coal India (0.55%), and Cipla (0.53%) were the major losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Midcap and Smallcap index rose 0.71% and 0.80% respectively.

Sectors in Limelight

The Bankex index was at 12,074.22, up by 275.85 points or by 2.34%. The major gainers were Canara Bank(1.86%), H D F C Bank (1.54%), Bank Of India (1.45%), Bank Of Baroda (0.74%) and Federal Bank (0.2%).

The Capital Goods index was at 9,620.47, up by 196.52 points or by 2.09%. The major gainers were A B B India (12.8%), A I A Engineering (3.32%), Alstom India (3.09%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.42%) and BEML (0.66%).

The Power index was at 1,545.95, up by 26.24 points or by 1.73%. The major gainers were A B B India (12.8%), Adani Power (5.26%), Reliance Infrastructure (3.55%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.42%) and C E S C (1.36%).

On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 6,386.74, down by 18.16 points or by 0.28%. The major losers were Dabur India (0.87%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.8%), I T C (0.8%) and United Breweries (0.63%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,453 advances against 1,255 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 585.81 million. It was followed by Tata Elxsi (Rs. 546.03 million), A B B India (Rs. 506.38 million) and Aban Offshore (Rs. 373.08 million).

The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 3.07 million shares. It was followed by Yes Bank (1.90 million), Jaiprakash Associates (1.42 million) and Tata Elxsi (1.14 million).

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