Indian equities bounced back sharply in afternoon trade on
Thursday. At 2.15 pm, the Sensex was trading up 149.78 points or
0.80% at 18,780.88 with 25 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty
was trading higher by 51.45 points or 0.91% at 5,703.60 with 42
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
Infosys contributed rise of 23.31 points in the Sensex. It was
followed by Larsen & Toubro (15.85 points), Housing Development
Finance Corporation (12.63 points), H D F C Bank (12.27 points) and
I C I C I Bank (12.04 points).
However, Mahindra & Mahindra contributed fall of 3.07 points
in the Sensex. It was followed by Maruti Suzuki India (2.14
points), Hero Motocorp (1.15 points), Wipro (0.23 points) and Sun
Pharmaceutical Industries (0.09 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (2.25%),
Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.86%), Tata Motors (1.85%), Tata Steel
(1.57%), Infosys (1.56%), and Larsen & Toubro (1.53%).
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (0.96%), Mahindra &
Mahindra (0.70%), G A I L (India) (0.53%), Hero Motocorp (0.51%),
and Wipro (0.08%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,865.51, up by 62.34 points or by
3.46%. The major gainers were Indiabulls Real Estate (4.12%),
Housing Development and Infrastructure (3.42%), D L F (2.42%),
Anant Raj Industries (1.84%) and Godrej Properties (0.22%).
The Capital Goods index was at 11,149.98, up by 150.02 points or
by 1.36%. The major gainers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.86%),
Alstom India (1.09%), A B B (0.68%), BEML (0.44%) and Bharat
The IT index was at 5,917.51, up by 73.38 points or by 1.26%.
The major gainers were H C L Technologies (1.86%), Infosys (1.56%),
Tech Mahindra (1.19%), Mphasis (0.9%) and Oracle Financial Services
The TECk index was at 3,404.26, up by 41.40 points or by 1.23%.
The major gainers were Bharti Airtel (2.25%), Reliance MediaWorks
(1.6%), Mphasis (0.9%), Oracle Financial Services Software (0.84%)
and Idea Cellular (0.63%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,551 advances against 1,181
Value and Volume Toppers
State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 1,061.87 million. It was followed by Yes Bank (Rs.
794.82 million), United Spirits (Rs. 568.86 million) and Reliance
Capital (Rs. 462.89 million).
The volume chart was led by Unitech with trades of over 9.52
million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (7.34 million),
Lanco Infratech (5.82 million) and Firstsource Solutions (5.35