Sensex jumps over 200 points; oil & gas, realty rise - The New Indian Express

Sensex jumps over 200 points; oil & gas, realty rise

Published: 20th December 2013 03:18 PM

Last Updated: 20th December 2013 03:18 PM

Indian equities remained higher in the post noontrade on Friday led by gains seen inoil & gas and realty stocks whereas consumer durable registered a fall. At 2.23 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 208.68 points or 1.01% at 20,917.30 with 25 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 58.25 points or 0.94% at 6,224.90 with 41 components gaining.

Sensex Movers

Reliance Industries contributed rise of 42.69 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (25.58 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (25.12 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (16.98 points) and H D F C Bank (16.18 points).

However, Larsen & Toubro contributed fall of 5.39 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (3.95 points), Grasim Industries (1.72 points), Bharti Airtel (1.51 points) and ACC (0.14 points).

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.72%), Wipro (2.48%), Reliance Industries (2.38%), Mahindra & Mahindra (2.24%), Hindustan Unilever (2.05%), and Hero Motocorp (1.73%).

On the other hand, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.81%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.68%), Larsen & Toubro (0.51%), and Bharti Airtel (0.29%) were the major losers in the Sensex.

Sectors in Limelight

The Oil & Gas index was at 8,646.64, up by 190.31 points or by 2.25%. The major gainers were Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (3.78%), Cairn India (2.67%), Castrol India (1.65%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (1.08%) and G A I L (India) (0.54%).

The Realty index was at 1,395.62, up by 27.07 points or by 1.98%. The major gainers were Anant Raj (10.74%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (4.37%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.68%), D L F (1.89%) and Godrej Properties (0.91%).

On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 5,725.18, down by 44.91 points or by 0.78%. The major losers were Rajesh Exports (7.44%), Titan Company (1.85%) and Gitanjali Gems (0.4%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was positive with 1,491 advances against 973 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Power Grid Corporation Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 660.58 million. It was followed by Multi Commodity Exchange of India (Rs. 641.32 million), Tech Mahindra (Rs. 436.48 million) and State Bank Of India (Rs. 325.36 million).

The volume chart was led by Power Grid Corporation Of India with trades of over 6.67 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (3.41 million), Apollo Tyres (2.20 million) and Anant Raj (1.74 million).

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