Indian markets settledmildly higheron Thursdayamid F&O
expiry today. Consumer durables, capital goods and power stocks
witnessed a rise. At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE
Sensex added 41.88 points or 0.20% at 21,074.59 with 12 components
posting rise. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty went up by 9.65
points or 0.15% at 6,278.05 with 22 components registering
H D F C Bank contributed rise of 30.47
points in the Sensex. It was followed by Oil & Natural Gas
Corporation (21.47 points), Infosys (12.18 points), Tata Power
Company (8.3 points) and I T C (7.45 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed fall of 17.03 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (6.13
points), Tata Motors (4.48 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (4.14
points) and Hero Motocorp (3.9 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company
(4.06%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.31%), H D F C Bank
(1.83%), Tata Steel (1.53%), Wipro (1.36%), and Bharat Heavy
On the other hand, Bajaj Auto (2.02%), Hero Motocorp (2.01%), Dr
Reddy'S Laboratories (1.97%), Reliance Industries (0.94%), Mahindra
& Mahindra (0.77%), and Tata Motors (0.64%) were the major
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.94% and 2.20% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies
(6.09%), Allcargo Logistics (3.6%), Allahabad Bank (2.09%), Alstom
India (1.56%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.41%).The major gainers in
the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services
(17.08%), Adhunik Metaliks (4.99%), Aarti Industries (2.32%), Dr
Datsons Labs (2.05%) and Action Construction Equipment (1.8%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Consumer Durables index was at 5,802.30, up by 50.43 points
or by 0.88%. The major gainers were Gitanjali Gems (17.06%), Bajaj
Electricals (4.79%), Symphony (3.29%), Blue Star (0.82%) and Titan
The Capital Goods index was at 10,267.68., up by 23.44 points or
by 0.23%. The major gainers were Havell'S India (2.74%), Alstom
India (1.56%), A B B India (1.55%), BEML (1.54%) and Bharat Heavy
The Power index was at 1,693.32, up by 17.84 points or by 1.06%.
The major gainers were Adani Power (3.39%), C E S C (3.23%), G M R
Infrastructure (2.09%), A B B India (1.55%) and Bharat Heavy
Market breadth was positive with 1,650 advances against 932
Value and Volume Toppers
Escorts topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs.
118.98 million. It was followed by Cox and Kings (Rs. 75.32
million), Opto Circuits (India) (Rs. 70.12 million) and Jaypee
Hotels (Rs. 28.46 million).
The volume chart was led by Opto Circuits (India) with trades of
over 2.58 million shares. It was followed by Escorts (0.85
million), Cox and Kings (0.69 million) and Jaypee Hotels (0.12