Sensex trades down 40 points; Mid and small-caps outperform
Published: 11th October 2012 01:18 PM
Last Updated: 11th October 2012 01:18 PM
Indian markets continues to trade lower in noon session on
Thursday. The realty, metal andpower stocks traded higher, while
auto, FMCG and consumer durables witnessed profit booking.
At 12.31 pm, the Sensex was trading down 39.81 points or 0.21%
at 18,591.29 with 19 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading lower by 10.25 points or 0.18% at 5,641.90 with 30
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a
decline of 3.73 points or 0.02% at 18,627.37, while the broad based
NSE Nifty started with a rise of 11.35 points or 0.20%, at
I T C contributed fall of 12.57 points
in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance Industries (11.9
points), Infosys (7.83 points), State Bank Of India (7.29 points)
and Mahindra & Mahindra (4.75 points).
However, H D F C Bank contributed rise of 10.03 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (3.75 points), Bharti
Airtel (3.64 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (3.05
points) and Tata Consultancy Services (2.5 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company
(0.95%), Bharti Airtel (0.84%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.82%), H
D F C Bank (0.73%), Coal India (0.65%), and Oil & Natural Gas
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (1.53%), Mahindra &
Mahindra (1.09%), State Bank Of India (1.05%), G A I L (India)
(0.93%), I T C (0.75%), and Bajaj Auto (0.73%) were the biggest
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.43% and 0.22% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Alstom India (1.77%), Aban Offshore
(1.65%), Anant Raj Industries (1.52%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
(0.7%) and Andhra Bank (0.09%).The major gainers in the BSE
Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (1.38%), Aarti
Industries (1.31%), Aegis Logistics (1.17%), Adhunik Metaliks
(1.12%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.55%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,841.67, up by 38.50 points or by
2.14%. The major gainers were Housing Development and
Infrastructure (1.76%), Anant Raj Industries (1.52%), D L F (1.5%),
Indiabulls Real Estate (1.07%) and Godrej Properties (0.27%).
The Power index was at 2,019.06, up by 6.47 points or by 0.32%.
The major gainers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (0.82%), Crompton
Greaves (0.78%), A B B (0.64%), NHPC (0.48%) and NTPC (0.09%).
The Bankex index was at 12,990.92, up by 20.18 points or by
0.16%. The major gainers were Federal Bank (2.76%), Indusind Bank
(1.64%), H D F C Bank (0.73%), Bank Of India (0.27%) and I C I C I
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,207.52, down by 76.7
points or by 0.75%. The major losers were Bharat Forge (1.6%),
Ashok Leyland (0.84%), Bajaj Auto (0.73%), Hero Motocorp (0.64%)
and Exide Industries (0.23%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,212 advances against 1,308
Value and Volume Toppers
Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 765.87 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
510.30 million), United Spirits (Rs. 450.45 million) and Housing
Development and Infrastructure (Rs. 216.63 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
6.82 million shares. It was followed by Lanco Infratech (3.88
million), Unitech (3.59 million) and Firstsource Solutions (2.91