Indian equities remained flat in post noon trade ahead of
F&O expiry on Thursday. Capital goods, consumer durable and
power stocks witnessed a rise. At 1.21 p.m., the Sensex was trading
up 20.52 points or 0.10% at 21,053.23 with 19 components gaining.
Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 14.15 points or 0.23% at
6,282.55 with 34 components gaining.
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
contributed rise of 20.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by
I T C (12.41 points), Tata Power Company (6.63 points), Sun
Pharmaceutical Industries (6.17 points) and Bharti Airtel (5.86
However, Reliance Industries contributed fall of 20.84 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (7.34 points), Hero
Motocorp (2.98 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation
(2.62 points) and Tata Motors (2.24 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company
(3.25%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.21%), NTPC (1.31%),
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.25%), Bharti Airtel (1.14%), and
Jindal Steel & Power (1.11%).
On the other hand, Bajaj Auto (1.68%), Hero Motocorp (1.54%),
Reliance Industries (1.15%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.81%), I C I
C I Bank (0.44%), and Maruti Suzuki India (0.43%) were the biggest
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 1.37% and 2.49% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies
(6.93%), Allcargo Logistics (2.27%), Allahabad Bank (2.04%), Alstom
India (1.32%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.66%).The major gainers in
the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services
(15.12%), Dr Datsons Labs (2.47%), Aarti Industries (1.79%),
Trident (0.92%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.68%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 10,329.66, up by 152.42 points or
by 1.50%. The major gainers were A B B India (2.89%), BEML (1.81%),
Alstom India (1.32%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.64%) and Bharat
The Consumer Durables index was at 5,807.62, up by 77.39 points
or by 1.35%. The major gainers were Gitanjali Gems (12.79%), Bajaj
Electricals (5.46%), Blue Star (2.4%), Symphony (0.73%) and Titan
The Power index was at 1,700.79, up by 21.60 points or by 1.29%.
The major gainers were Adani Power (3.13%), A B B India (2.89%), C
E S C (2.65%), Crompton Greaves (0.93%) and Bharat Heavy
Market breadth was positive with 1,605 advances against 792
Value and Volume Toppers
Wockhardt topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 272.06 million. It was followed by Bosch (Rs. 227.25 million),
Aurobindo Pharma (Rs. 195.15 million) and Tata Global Beverages
(Rs. 192.10 million).
The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over
5.59 million shares. It was followed by Lanco Infratech (4.22
million), Cals Refineries (3.18 million) and Alok Industries (2.91