Indian equities continued to trade lowertowards the close on
Monday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's policy meet on Tuesday.
Sustained selling activity was seen in FMCG, realty and metal
stocks whereas consumer durable stocks rise.
At 3:04 p.m., the Sensex was trading down 86.60 points or 0.42%
at 20,596.92 with 20 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading lower by 36.45 points or 0.59% at 6,108.45 with 41
I T C contributed fall of 70.27 points
in the Sensex. It was followed by State Bank Of India (15.88
points), H D F C Bank (12.2 points), I C I C I Bank (7.4 points)
and Tata Steel (6.57 points).
However, Larsen & Toubro contributed rise of 21.55 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance
Corporation (19.98 points), Reliance Industries (14.25 points), Oil
& Natural Gas Corporation (6.08 points) and Tata Motors (1.99
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Larsen & Toubro
(2.08%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.25%), Reliance
Industries (0.81%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.67%),
Maruti Suzuki India (0.55%), and Bajaj Auto (0.54%).
On the other hand, I T C (3.18%), Tata Steel (2.53%), Hindalco
Industries (2.15%), State Bank Of India (2.03%), Hero Motocorp
(1.62%), and Bharti Airtel (1.08%) were the biggest losers in the
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 5932.63 down by 32.85 points or by
0.55%.The major losers were CORE Education and Technologies
(4.47%), Allahabad Bank (2.27%), A B G Shipyard (1.52%), Alstom
India (1.17%) and A I A Engineering (0.52%).
The BSE Smallcap index was at 5804.31 down by 21.44 points or by
0.37%. The major losers were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering
Services (9.94%), Dr Datsons Labs (4.99%), Action Construction
Equipment (3.97%), Trident (2.17%) and Aarti Industries
Sectors in Limelight
The FMCG index was at 6,710.82, down by 149.37 points or by
2.18%. The major losers were I T C (3.18%), Colgate-Palmolive
(India) (3.03%), Dabur India (2.68%), Jubilant FoodWorks (1.03%)
and Hindustan Unilever (0.86%).
The Realty index was at 1,302.20, down by 21.71 points or by
1.64%. The major losers were Indiabulls Real Estate (3.84%),
Housing Development and Infrastructure (3.03%), D L F (2.78%),
Anant Raj (1.96%) and Godrej Properties (1.5%).
The Metal index was at 8,851.81, down by 123.63 points or by
1.38%. The major losers were Hindalco Industries (2.15%), Hindustan
Zinc (1.96%), Coal India (0.9%), NMDC (0.26%) and Bhushan Steel
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 6,029.98,
up by 84.14 points or by 1.42%. The major gainers were Titan
Industries (2.5%), V I P Industries (2.21%) and Symphony
Market breadth was negative with 950 advances against 1,414
Value and Volume Toppers
Indusind Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 1,057.56 million. It was followed by Axis Bank (Rs. 623.26
million), Shoppers Stop (Rs. 385.93 million) and State Bank Of
India (Rs. 342.59 million).
The volume chart was led by G T L Infrastructure with trades of
over 4.96 million shares. It was followed by Indusind Bank (2.55
million), Shalimar Productions (2.30 million) and Unitech (2.17