Indian equities are trading flat with negative bias on Monday.
At 10.05 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 42.77 points or 0.23% at
18,632.41 with 19 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading lower by 15.15 points or 0.27% at 5,660.90 with 28
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise
of 15.81 points or 0.08% at 18,690.99, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a fall of 1.80 points or 0.03%, at 5,674.25.
I C I C I Bank contributed fall of
11.63 points in the Sensex. It was followed by H D F C Bank (9.09
points), I T C (5.95 points), Infosys (4.83 points) and Bharti
Airtel (4.67 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed rise of 6.7 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Grasim Industries (2.4 points), Oil
& Natural Gas Corporation (1.85 points), Tata Power Company
(1.07 points) and Jaiprakash Associates (0.92 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Dr Reddy"S Laboratories
(0.95%), Jindal Steel & Power (0.77%), Bajaj Auto (0.56%), Tata
Power Company (0.54%), Hindalco Industries (0.42%), and Reliance
On the other hand, Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.20%), Bharti
Airtel (1.08%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.97%), G A I L (India)
(0.91%), I C I C I Bank (0.81%), and Coal India (0.81%) were the
biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.26% and 0.61% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek Auto (2.35%), Amara Raja
Batteries (2%), Alstom India (0.6%), CORE Education and
Technologies (0.37%) and Amtek India (0.31%).The major gainers in
the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (6.77%), Action Construction
Equipment (2.56%), Styrolution ABS (India) (2.06%), Aarti
Industries (0.89%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services
Sectors in Limelight
The Bankex index was at 13,019.37, down by 67.55 points or by
0.52%. The major losers were I C I C I Bank (0.81%), Indusind Bank
(0.74%), H D F C Bank (0.66%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (0.58%) and
Federal Bank (0.45%).
The Capital Goods index was at 11,143.35, down by 32.43 points
or by 0.29%. The major losers were A I A Engineering (1.6%), Bharat
Heavy Electricals (1.2%), Alstom T&D India (1.1%), Bharat
Electronics (0.42%) and A B B (0.13%).
The PSU index was at 7,400.36, down by 19.09 points or by 0.26%.
The major losers were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.2%), Coal India
(0.81%), Andhra Bank (0.64%), Bharat Electronics (0.42%) and
Central Bank Of India (0.33%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,881.77, up by 12.12
points or by 0.65%. The major gainers were D B Realty (5%), Anant
Raj Industries (0.98%), Godrej Properties (0.45%), Housing
Development and Infrastructure (0.33%) and Indiabulls Real Estate
Market breadth was positive with 1,118 advances against 740
Value and Volume Toppers
Infosys topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs.
209.64 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 182.21
million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 100.92 million) and T T K
Prestige (Rs. 90.03 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of
over 2.62 million shares. It was followed by Unitech (1.75
million), Cals Refineries (0.92 million) and TV18 Broadcast (0.90