Indian markets settled on a higher note on Wednesday. FMCG,
capital goods and auto stocks witnessed a gain whereas metal stocks
registered a fall.
At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex gained
134.52 points or 0.65% at 20,986.99 with 21 components registering
rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 38.75 points
or 0.62% at 6,238.80 with 32 components registering rise.
I T C contributed rise of 46.56 points
in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance
Corporation (16.11 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (10.51 points),
I C I C I Bank (9.26 points) and Larsen & Toubro (8.13
However, Tata Steel contributed fall of 8.54 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by Tata Power Company (3.77 points), Tata
Consultancy Services (2.97 points), Maruti Suzuki India (2.43
points) and Reliance Communications (1.82 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were G A I L (India)
(2.97%), I T C (2.07%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.96%), Dr Reddy'S
Laboratories (1.77%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.63%), and Wipro
On the other hand, Tata Steel (3.23%), Tata Power Company
(1.85%), Coal India (1.12%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.95%),
Maruti Suzuki India (0.85%), and Hindalco Industries (0.41%) were
the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.10% and 0.23% respectively.The major gainers
in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (9.31%), Amtek India (3.96%),
Allcargo Logistics (3.53%), Anant Raj (2.48%) and A I A Engineering
(0.45%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aarti Industries
(4.32%), Reliance MediaWorks (3.94%), Action Construction Equipment
(2.29%), Trident (2.08%) and Dr Datsons Labs (1.12%).
Sectors in Limelight
The FMCG index was at 6,505.67, up by 63.84 points or by 0.99%.
The major gainers were I T C (2.07%), Colgate-Palmolive (India)
(0.14%), Jubilant FoodWorks (0.13%), Hindustan Unilever (0.07%) and
Dabur India (0.06%).
The Capital Goods index was at 10,254.45, up by 95.12 points or
by 0.94%. The major gainers were A B B India (4.46%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (1.63%), BEML (1.27%), Crompton Greaves (1%) and A I A
The Auto index was at 12,427.90, up by 105.76 points or by
0.86%. The major gainers were Cummins India (3.38%), Bharat Forge
(2.33%), Hero Motocorp (1.25%), Bajaj Auto (1.09%) and Ashok
On the other hand, the Metal index was at 8,575.85, down by
156.96 points or by 1.8%. The major losers were Hindustan Zinc
(1.9%), Coal India (1.12%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.95%),
Hindalco Industries (0.41%) and Bhushan Steel (0.12%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,382 advances against 1,358
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 892.99 million. It was followed by Polaris
Financial Technology (Rs. 732.81 million), Tata Steel (Rs. 445.82
million) and Multi Commodity Exchange of India (Rs. 358.08
The volume chart was led by Polaris Financial Technology with
trades of over 4.45 million shares. It was followed by Unitech
(3.38 million), Jaiprakash Associates (1.99 million) and Tata Steel