Sensex swings between gains, losses amid continued rupee woes
Published: 22nd August 2013 12:18 PM
Last Updated: 22nd August 2013 12:18 PM
Indian equities continued to fall for the fifth day on Thursday.
At 11.04 am, the Sensex was trading down 36.44 points or 0.20% at
17,869.47 with 13 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 2.60 points or 0.05% at 5,305.15 with 25
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a
decline of 9.07 points or 0.05% at 17,896.84, while the broad based
NSE Nifty started with a fall of 19.75 points or 0.37%, at
H D F C Bank contributed fall of 39.31
points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (37.6
points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (19.18 points),
NTPC (8.88 points) and Mahindra & Mahindra (8.81 points).
However, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation contributed rise of
30.33 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Motors (14.46
points), Infosys (12.02 points), Tata Steel (8.85 points) and
Bharti Airtel (6.08 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Steel (3.93%), Oil
& Natural Gas Corporation (3.85%), Tata Motors (2.45%),
Sterlite Industries (India) (2.08%), Jindal Steel & Power
(2.02%), and Tata Power Company (1.76%).
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (3.39%), H D F C Bank
(2.79%), NTPC (2.69%), I C I C I Bank (2.64%), Mahindra &
Mahindra (1.93%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation
(1.38%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 5257.91 down by 16.12 points or by
0.31%.The major losers were CORE Education and Technologies
(4.69%), Alstom India (2.37%), Amara Raja Batteries (1.57%), A B G
Shipyard (0.99%) and Anant Raj (0.92%).
The BSE Smallcap index was at 5177.64 down by 3.48 points or by
0.07%.The major losers were Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.52%), Action
Construction Equipment (1.32%), Trident (1.3%), A2Z Maintenance
& Engineering Services (1.07%) and Aarti Industries
Sectors in Limelight
The Metal index was at 7,324.41, up by 173.42 points or by
2.43%. The major gainers were Hindustan Zinc (5.38%), Jindal Steel
& Power (2.02%), Hindalco Industries (1.18%), Bhushan Steel
(0.92%) and Coal India (0.61%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 7,864.96, up by 79.79 points or
by 1.02%. The major gainers were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
(3.85%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (2.5%), Hindustan Petroleum
Corporation (1.5%), Cairn India (0.18%) and Oil India (0.01%).
The PSU index was at 5,067.63, up by 48.11 points or by 0.96%.
The major gainers were Bharat Electronics (1.5%), Bank Of
Maharashtra (1.32%), BEML (0.66%), Andhra Bank (0.19%) and Balmer
Lawrie & Company (0.14%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,217.42, down by
31.25 points or by 2.5%. The major losers were D L F (6.56%),
Godrej Properties (4.22%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.09%), Anant
Raj (0.92%) and Oberoi Realty (0.09%).
Market breadth was negative with 696 advances against 886
Value and Volume Toppers
UltraTech Cement topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 2,026.81 million. It was followed by Cummins India
(Rs. 431.66 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 395.11 million) and
Yes Bank (Rs. 385.54 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
2.93 million shares. It was followed by Yes Bank (1.62 million),
UltraTech Cement (1.25 million) and Jaiprakash Power Ventures (1.24