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
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
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 was negative with 1,202 advances against 1,073
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).