Sensex trades 131 points higher; MCX, Idea most active - The New Indian Express

Sensex trades 131 points higher; MCX, Idea most active

Published: 21st February 2014 03:18 PM

Last Updated: 21st February 2014 03:18 PM

Indian equities remained higher on Friday. FMCG, banking and IT stocks witnessed a rise whereas realty stocks registered a fall.

At 2.12 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 131.46 points or 0.64% at 20,668.10 with 19 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 46.25 points or 0.76% at 6,137.70 with 36 components gaining.

Sensex Movers

I T C contributed rise of 37.73 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (23.31 points), Larsen & Toubro (11.71 points), Reliance Industries (11.11 points) and Infosys (10.48 points).

However, Bharti Airtel contributed fall of 9.47 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Communications (4.1 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (2.62 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (2.36 points) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.28 points).

Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were I T C (1.70%), Tata Steel (1.43%), I C I C I Bank (1.41%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.15%), Wipro (1.13%), and Larsen & Toubro (1.13%).

On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (1.87%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.13%), Cipla (0.84%), Hero Motocorp (0.84%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.54%), and Mahindra & Mahindra (0.45%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.54% and 0.54% respectively.The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allcargo Logistics (1.9%), Allahabad Bank (0.55%), Aban Offshore (0.42%), A B G Shipyard (0.37%) and Alstom India (0.03%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (4.95%), Dr Datsons Labs (3%), Trident (1.51%), Action Construction Equipment (0.67%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.64%).

Sectors in Limelight

The FMCG index was at 6,385.42, up by 68.46 points or by 1.08%. The major gainers were Godrej Consumer Products (2.86%), Jubilant FoodWorks (2.01%), I T C (1.7%), Dabur India (1.32%) and United Breweries (0.5%).

The Bankex index was at 12,014.95, up by 103.33 points or by 0.87%. The major gainers were Bank Of Baroda(0.87%), Canara Bank (0.68%), Federal Bank (0.62%), Bank Of India (0.54%) and H D F C Bank (0.34%).

The IT index was at 9,522.67, up by 64.30 points or by 0.68%. The major gainers were H C L Technologies (2.08%), Oracle Financial Services Software (2.07%), Mphasis (0.84%), Infosys (0.74%) and Hexaware Technologies (0.67%).

On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,202.62, down by 7.6 points or by 0.63%. The major losers were D L F (1.64%), Parsvnath Developers (1.17%), Phoenix Mills (0.96%), Anant Raj (0.89%) and Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.85%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,385 advances against 1,149 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Multi Commodity Exchange of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 319.61 million. It was followed by Idea Cellular (Rs. 312.49 million), JSW Holdings (Rs. 296.51 million) and Financial Technologies (India) (Rs. 217.32 million).

The volume chart was led by Shree Renuka Sugars with trades of over 7.76 million shares. It was followed by Idea Cellular (2.43 million), Jaiprakash Associates (1.98 million) and Reliance Communications (1.76 million).

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