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