Sensex ends 164 points higher; capital goods, FMCG, IT rise
Published: 21st February 2014 04:18 PM
Last Updated: 21st February 2014 04:18 PM
Indian markets settled on a higher note on Friday. Capital
goods, FMCG and IT stocks witnessed a gain. At the close, the
benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex gained 164.11 points or 0.80%
at 20,700.75 with 20 components registering rise. Meanwhile, the
broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 64 points or 1.05% at 6,155.45
with 36 components registering rise.
I T C contributed rise of 40.64 points
in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (26.7 points),
Larsen & Toubro (19.63 points), Infosys (14.62 points) and
Reliance Industries (13.11 points).
However, Bharti Airtel contributed fall of 14.78 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Communications (5.08 points),
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (3.95 points), H D F C Bank (3.08
points) and Maruti Suzuki India (1.46 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Larsen & Toubro
(1.89%), I T C (1.83%), Tata Steel (1.80%), I C I C I Bank (1.62%),
State Bank Of India (1.46%), and Jindal Steel & Power
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (2.91%), Sun Pharmaceutical
Industries (0.82%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.52%), Cipla (0.51%),
Hero Motocorp (0.51%), and Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.33%) were
the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.71% and 0.49% respectively.The major gainers
in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (3.15%), Amara Raja Batteries
(0.9%), Allahabad Bank (0.75%), Aban Offshore (0.37%) and A I A
Engineering (0.11%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Dr
Datsons Labs (5.02%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services
(4.95%), Action Construction Equipment (1.35%), Trident (1.15%) and
Aarti Industries (0.61%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 9,852.64, up by 120.72 points or
by 1.24%. The major gainers were BEML (3.14%), Bharat Electronics
(1.03%), Crompton Greaves (0.78%), A B B India (0.35%) and A I A
The FMCG index was at 6,392.80, up by 75.84 points or by 1.20%.
The major gainers were Godrej Consumer Products (3.03%), Jubilant
FoodWorks (2.83%), I T C (1.83%), Dabur India (1.64%) and United
The IT index was at 9,568.51, up by 110.14 points or by 1.16%.
The major gainers were H C L Technologies (4.4%), Oracle Financial
Services Software (1.61%), Infosys (1.02%), Mphasis (0.89%) and
Hexaware Technologies (0.61%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,512 advances against 1,212
Value and Volume Toppers
Multi Commodity Exchange of India topped the value chart on the
BSE with a turnover of Rs. 468.33 million. It was followed by JSW
Holdings (Rs. 385.26 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 377.82
million) and Idea Cellular (Rs. 354.99 million).
The volume chart was led by Idea Cellular with trades of over
2.76 million shares. It was followed by Reliance Communications
(2.63 million), Reliance Energy Ventures (2.39 million) and Unitech