Indian equities continued to trade firmtowards the close on
Friday led by gains in IT and FMCG stocks while oil & gas and
auto witnessed selling.
At 3 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 122.67 points or 0.58% at
21,197.26 with 16 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 39.20 points or 0.62% at 6,318.10 with 28
Tata Consultancy Services contributed rise of 27.72 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance
Corporation (22.86 points), I T C (19.57 points), Infosys (18.97
points) and I C I C I Bank (12.94 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed fall of 14.63 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Maruti Suzuki India (2.81 points),
Bharat Heavy Electricals (2.38 points), Jaiprakash Associates (1.68
points) and Tata Steel (1.16 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Consultancy
Services (2.49%), Cipla (1.79%), Housing Development Finance
Corporation (1.39%), Hindustan Unilever (1.36%), Wipro (1.34%), and
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.14%), Maruti
Suzuki India (0.97%), Bajaj Auto (0.92%), Reliance Industries
(0.81%), Hero Motocorp (0.54%), and Tata Steel (0.44%) were the
major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.30% and 0.24% respectively.The major gainers
in the BSE Midcap were Aban Offshore (6.3%), A B G Shipyard
(1.53%), A I A Engineering (0.51%), Allcargo Logistics (0.39%) and
Alstom India (0.35%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were
Aarti Industries (2.93%), Trident (2.45%), Styrolution ABS (India)
(1.42%), Dr Datsons Labs (1.2%) and Action Construction Equipment
Sectors in Limelight
The IT index was at 9,125.82, up by 134.77 points or by 1.50%.
The major gainers were Hexaware Technologies (3.71%), Tata
Consultancy Services (2.49%), Oracle Financial Services Software
(1.97%), Tech Mahindra (1.57%) and Infosys (1.3%).
The TECk index was at 5,065.60, up by 60.10 points or by 1.20%.
The major gainers were G T L Infrastructure (4.95%), Deccan
Chronicle Holdings (4.19%), Oracle Financial Services Software
(1.97%), Idea Cellular (0.57%) and D B Corp (0.3%).
The FMCG index was at 6,561.79, up by 50.51 points or by 0.78%.
The major gainers were Godrej Consumer Products (2.72%), Jubilant
FoodWorks (1.75%), Hindustan Unilever (1.36%), I T C (0.86%) and
Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.71%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,344 advances against 1,136
Value and Volume Toppers
Tata Elxsi topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 531.45 million. It was followed by Aban Offshore (Rs. 304.32
million), Infosys (Rs. 276.62 million) and Multi Commodity Exchange
of India (Rs. 261.03 million).
The volume chart was led by Lanco Infratech with trades of over
3.10 million shares. It was followed by Opto Circuits (India) (2.73
million), Marksans Pharma (2.57 million) and Gitanjali Gems (2.52