Sensex slightly higher; Tata Motors up, SBI down - The New Indian Express

Sensex slightly higher; Tata Motors up, SBI down

Published: 14th February 2014 02:18 PM

Last Updated: 14th February 2014 02:18 PM

Indian equities are trading slightly higher in post noon trade on Friday.IT stocks witnessed a gain whereas metal, healthcare and capital goods stocks registered a fall. At 1.32 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 31.06 points or 0.15% at 20,224.41 with 13 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 9.55 points or 0.16% at 6,010.65 with 24 components gaining.

Sensex Movers

Reliance Industries contributed rise of 20.5 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (19.28 points), Tata Consultancy Services (19.03 points), Tata Motors (14.73 points) and NTPC (7.19 points).

However, State Bank Of India contributed fall of 12.6 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (11.27 points), Bharat Heavy Electricals (5.09 points), Hero Motocorp (4.82 points) and Housing Development Finance Corporation (4.21 points).

Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (2.21%), NTPC (1.92%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.79%), Infosys (1.38%), Reliance Industries (1.18%), and G A I L (India) (0.66%).

On the other hand, Bajaj Auto (3.81%), Hero Motocorp (2.59%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.57%), Cipla (2.06%), State Bank Of India (1.64%), and Hindalco Industries (1.30%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.06% and -0.00% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Anant Raj (1.61%), Allcargo Logistics (1.48%), Allahabad Bank (0.67%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.56%) and A B G Shipyard (0.31%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Trident (4.55%), Action Construction Equipment (2.72%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (1.06%), Adhunik Metaliks (1.04%) and Aarti Industries (0.67%).

Sectors in Limelight

The Metal index was at 8,921.63, down by 68.65 points or by 0.76%. The major losers were Sesa Sterlite (1.51%), Hindalco Industries (1.3%), Hindustan Zinc (1.23%), Coal India (0.77%) and Jindal Steel & Power (0.11%).

The HC index was at 10,120.30, down by 44.77 points or by 0.44%. The major losers were Cipla (2.06%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (1.19%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (1.02%), Aurobindo Pharma (0.58%) and Cadila Healthcare (0.57%).

The Capital Goods index was at 9,354.24, down by 40.49 points or by 0.43%. The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.57%), Bharat Electronics (1.33%), Alstom T&D India (1.3%), Crompton Greaves (0.98%) and Havell'S India (0.74%).

On the other hand, the IT index was at 9,356.04, up by 121.47 points or by 1.32%. The major gainers were Infosys (1.38%), Tech Mahindra (1.07%), Mphasis (0.76%), Hexaware Technologies (0.61%) and H C L Technologies (0.1%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,122 advances against 1,243 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 791.31 million. It was followed by Tata Elxsi (Rs. 505.27 million), Future Retail (Rs. 343.11 million) and Aban Offshore (Rs. 219.92 million).

The volume chart was led by Future Retail with trades of over 3.89 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (1.90 million), Tata Elxsi (1.13 million) and Spicejet (1.13 million).

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