Sensex trades 108 points higher; L&T, GAIL lead - The New Indian Express

Sensex trades 108 points higher; L&T, GAIL lead

Published: 23rd April 2014 04:18 PM

Last Updated: 23rd April 2014 04:18 PM

Indian equitiesare ruling on a firm note towards the closeon Wednesday. Capital goods and consumer durable stocks witnessed a rise whereas realty stocks registered a fall.

At 2.25 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 108.15 points or 0.48% at 22,866.52 with 19 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 27.10 points or 0.40% at 6,842.45 with 29 components gaining.

Sensex Movers

Larsen & Toubro contributed rise of 31.86 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (14.03 points), I T C (12.25 points), Infosys (12.12 points) and I C I C I Bank (10.2 points).

However, Tata Motors contributed fall of 7.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (7.3 points), NTPC (3.41 points), D L F (2.83 points) and Hindustan Unilever (2.53 points).

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Larsen & Toubro (2.78%), G A I L (India) (1.69%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.63%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.58%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.55%), and Tata Steel (1.52%).

On the other hand, Tata Motors (0.99%), NTPC (0.81%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.61%), Wipro (0.56%), Hindustan Unilever (0.34%), and Hero Motocorp (0.33%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Sectors in Limelight

The Capital Goods index was at 12,801.46, up by 228.16 points or by 1.81%. The major gainers were BEML (1.75%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.63%), Alstom T&D India (0.93%), Bharat Electronics (0.4%) and A B B India (0.12%).

The Consumer Durables index was at 6,739, up by 76.32 points or by 1.15%. The major gainers were Titan Company (1.8%), Rajesh Exports (1.67%), Blue Star (1.28%), Whirlpool Of India (1.06%) and Gitanjali Gems (0.53%).

On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,471.97, down by 10.24 points or by 0.69%. The major losers were Phoenix Mills (6.86%), D L F (2.13%), Anant Raj (0.85%), Unitech (0.65%) and Oberoi Realty (0.18%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,436 advances against 1,288 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Larsen & Toubro topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 538.83 million. It was followed by Just Dial (Rs. 468.06 million), Future Retail (Rs. 412.42 million) and Yes Bank (Rs. 379.45 million).

The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 4.26 million shares. It was followed by Suzlon Energy (3.98 million), Future Retail (3.41 million) and R E I Agro (2.82 million).

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