Sensex remains buoyant; Dr Reddy's jump 5% - The New Indian Express

Sensex remains buoyant; Dr Reddy's jump 5%

Published: 25th April 2013 02:18 PM

Last Updated: 25th April 2013 02:18 PM

Indian equities continued to gain in the post noon trade onThursday. At 1.44 pm, the Sensex was trading up 138.12 points or 0.72% at 19,317.48 with 23 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 50.15 points or 0.86% at 5,887.05 with 41 components gaining.

Sensex Movers

Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Dr Reddy's Laboratories (4.89%), Tata Motors (3.39%), NTPC (3.15%), Sterlite Industries (India) (2.95%), Reliance Industries (2.50%), and Maruti Suzuki India (2.29%).

On the other hand, Wipro (2.57%), Hindustan Unilever (1.89%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.72%), Infosys (1.04%), and H D F C Bank (0.33%) were the major losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.60% and 0.29% respectively.The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Alstom India (1.14%), A I A Engineering (0.99%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.81%), Allcargo Logistics (0.74%) and A B G Shipyard (0.66%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aanjaneya Lifecare (4.94%), Styrolution ABS (India) (2.22%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.72%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.52%) and Trident (0.11%).

Sectors in Limelight

The Auto index was at 10,675.01, up by 209.23 points or by 2.00%. The major gainers were Exide Industries (3.25%), Maruti Suzuki India (2.29%), Bajaj Auto (1.86%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.48%) and Hero Motocorp (0.75%).

The Oil & Gas index was at 8,881.10, up by 171.26 points or by 1.97%. The major gainers were Cairn India (3.2%), Petronet LNG (2.11%), G A I L (India) (1.86%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.71%) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.36%).

The Metal index was at 8,740.97, up by 105.19 points or by 1.22%. The major gainers were Hindustan Zinc (3.91%), Hindalco Industries (1.71%), Coal India (1.43%), NMDC (0.43%) and Bhushan Steel (0.26%).

On the other hand, the IT index was at 5,716.77, down by 79.85 points or by 1.38%. The major losers were Hexaware Technologies (2.15%), H C L Technologies (1.49%), Infosys (1.04%), Mphasis (0.48%) and Oracle Financial Services Software (0.15%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,202 advances against 1,073 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Jet Airways (India) topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,167.85 million. It was followed by Spicejet (Rs. 510.37 million), Reliance Communications (Rs. 434.43 million) and Axis Bank (Rs. 395.76 million).

The volume chart was led by Spicejet with trades of over 14.40 million shares. It was followed by Reliance Communications (4.49 million), Housing Development and Infrastructure (3.61 million) and SMS Techsoft (India) (3.45 million).

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