Sensex ends 135 points higher; FMCG, capital goods rise - The New Indian Express

Sensex ends 135 points higher; FMCG, capital goods rise

Published: 26th February 2014 05:18 PM

Last Updated: 26th February 2014 05:18 PM

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.

Sensex Movers

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 points).

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 (1.38%).

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 Engineering (0.45%).

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 Leyland (0.96%).

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

Market breadth was negative with 1,382 advances against 1,358 declines.

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 million).

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 (1.28 million).

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