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