Sensex ends 146 points lower; realty, FMCG, auto major losers - The New Indian Express

Sensex ends 146 points lower; realty, FMCG, auto major losers

Published: 04th December 2013 04:18 PM

Last Updated: 04th December 2013 04:18 PM

Indian markets settled on lower note ahead of US jobs, service and home sales data on Wednesday. Realty, FMCG and auto stocks registered a fall whereas power stocks witnessed a rise.

At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex lost 146.21 pointsor 0.70% at 20,708.71 with 20 components registering drop. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty went down by 34.65 points or 0.56% at 6,167.20 with 36 components registering drop (updated as on 15.43).

Sensex Movers

I T C contributed fall of 41.46 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (31.88 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (19.58 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (14.85 points) and Larsen & Toubro (14.59 points).

However, Infosys contributed rise of 7.06 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Power Company (5.77 points), Wipro (5.65 points), Tata Steel (3.25 points) and Bharti Airtel (2.46 points).

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company (2.87%), Wipro (1.95%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.45%), Tata Steel (1.25%), Infosys (0.49%), and Bharti Airtel (0.48%).

On the other hand, Hindalco Industries (2.50%), I C I C I Bank (1.93%), I T C (1.86%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.63%), Tata Motors (1.58%), and Larsen & Toubro (1.40%) were the major losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Midcap index was at 6349.55 down by 41.97 points or by 0.66%. The major losers were Aban Offshore (4.42%), Allahabad Bank (2.13%), A I A Engineering (1.62%), A B G Shipyard (1.34%) and Alstom India (0.75%).

The BSE Smallcap index was at 6178.86 down by 3.95 points or by 0.06%. The major losers were Trident (2.82%), Advanta (2.45%), Dr Datsons Labs (2.31%), Reliance MediaWorks (2.29%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (1.12%).

Sectors in Limelight

The Realty index was at 1,342.92, down by 36.87 points or by 2.67%. The major losers were Housing Development and Infrastructure (4.2%), Anant Raj (3.05%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.58%), D L F (1.8%) and Godrej Properties (1.01%).

The FMCG index was at 6,424.39, down by 88.5 points or by 1.36%. The major losers were Godrej Consumer Products (2.2%), I T C (1.86%), Hindustan Unilever (1.36%), Dabur India (0.85%) and Jubilant FoodWorks (0.33%).

The Auto index was at 12,196.21, down by 128.93 points or by 1.05%. The major losers were Ashok Leyland (1.51%), Bajaj Auto (1.14%), Hero Motocorp (0.89%), Bharat Forge (0.63%) and Exide Industries (0.27%).

On the other hand, the Power index was at 1,646.49, up by 5.13 points or by 0.31%. The major gainers were Adani Power (5.83%), Lanco Infratech (4.28%), Power Grid Corporation Of India (1.92%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.46%) and Reliance Power (0.07%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,174 advances against 1,371 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Sesa Sterlite topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 735.68 million. It was followed by Tata Elxsi (Rs. 623.90 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 492.58 million) and I C I C I Bank (Rs. 473.70 million).

The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 16.90 million shares. It was followed by Adani Power (7.29 million), Jaiprakash Associates (4.07 million) and Sesa Sterlite (4.05 million).

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