Sensex shed some losses; Wipro, NTPC, Bajaj Auto fall
Published: 23rd October 2013 04:18 PM
Last Updated: 23rd October 2013 04:18 PM
Indian markets pared some of its losses towards the closeon
Wednesday. Realty, power and auto stocks led the decline. At 3.01
p.m., the Sensex was trading down 134.88 points or 0.65% at
20,730.09 with 23 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading lower by 43.45 points or 0.70% at 6,159.35 with 38
H D F C Bank contributed fall of 22.62 points in the Sensex. It
was followed by Reliance Industries (17.5 points), Oil &
Natural Gas Corporation (14.08 points), Tata Consultancy Services
(12.98 points) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (12.01
However, I C I C I Bank contributed rise of 19.46 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by State Bank Of India (18.11 points),
Larsen & Toubro (11.75 points), Hindustan Unilever (4.22
points) and ACC (1.46 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were GAIL (India) (3.81%),
Cipla (2.39%), State Bank Of India (2.30%), ICICI Bank (1.18%),
Larsen & Toubro (1.13%), and Hindustan Unilever (0.63%).
On the other hand, Wipro (4.06%), NTPC (2.56%), Bajaj Auto
(2.51%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (2.48%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (1.75%), and Tata Motors (1.72%) were the biggest
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts declining-0.13% and -0.35% respectively.The major
losers in the BSE Midcap were Allcargo Logistics (3.39%), A I A
Engineering (1.72%), Alstom India (1.68%), Aban Offshore (1.25%)
and Amara Raja Batteries (0.35%).The major losers in the BSE
Smallcap were Dr Datsons Labs (4.8%), Action Construction Equipment
(4.35%), Trident (1.72%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.45%) and Aarti
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,366.29, down by 24.02 points or by
1.73%. The major losers were Indiabulls Real Estate (4.14%), Anant
Raj (4%), D L F (3.68%), Parsvnath Developers (1.51%) and Housing
Development and Infrastructure (1.14%).
The Power index was at 1,590.18, down by 23.85 points or by
1.48%. The major losers were Adani Power (2.05%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (1.75%), Reliance Infrastructure (1.5%), G M R
Infrastructure (0.9%) and C E S C (0.9%).
The Auto index was at 11,792.36, down by 157.73 points or by
1.32%. The major losers were Bajaj Auto (2.51%), Exide Industries
(2.09%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.21%), Bharat Forge (0.57%) and
Hero Motocorp (0.49%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,109
advances against 1,299 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 1,247.03 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
902.67 million), Just Dial (Rs. 719.09 million) and Axis Bank (Rs.
The volume chart was led by SMS Techsoft (India) with trades of
over 11.09 million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (5.73
million), Sintex Industries (4.08 million) and Spicejet (3.44