Sensex settles marginally higher; FMCG, Oil & Gas rise
Published: 15th October 2012 04:18 PM
Last Updated: 15th October 2012 04:18 PM
Indian marketssettled marginally higheron Monday. At the close,
the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex gained 32.96 or 0.18% at
18,708.14 with 19 components posting rise. Meanwhile, the broad
based NSE Nifty went up by 9 points or 0.16% at 5,685.05 with 27
components posting rise (provisionally-updated as on 3.31 pm).
I T C contributed rise of 18.16 points
in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (11.9 points),
Reliance Industries (8.4 points), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
(7.32 points) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (5.63 points).
However, Infosys contributed fall of 17.06 points in the Sensex.
It was followed by Larsen & Toubro (9.91 points), Tata
Consultancy Services (7.56 points), Maruti Suzuki India (6.12
points) and Tata Motors (2.79 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharat Heavy
Electricals (2.26%), Cipla (1.69%), Hindalco Industries (1.61%),
Bharti Airtel (1.15%), Tata Power Company (1.08%), and Oil &
Natural Gas Corporation (1.05%).
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki India (2.62%), Infosys (1.24%),
Sterlite Industries (India) (1.12%), Larsen & Toubro (0.92%),
Tata Consultancy Services (0.84%), and Coal India (0.72%) were the
major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The FMCG index was at 5,787.39, up by 37.55 points or by 0.65%.
The major gainers were United Breweries (1.14%), I T C (0.99%),
Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.97%), Hindustan Unilever (0.77%) and
Godrej Consumer Products (0.63%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,589.14, up by 45.74 points or
by 0.54%. The major gainers were Gujarat State Petronet (1.69%),
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.05%), Cairn India (0.92%),
Petronet LNG (0.43%) and G A I L (India) (0.17%).
The IPO index was at 1,661.61, up by 7.88 points or by 0.48%.
The major gainers were M and B Switchgears (4.99%), Claris
Lifesciences (2.59%), C.Mahendra Exports (1.96%), Innoventive
Industries (1.63%) and L&T Finance Holdings (0.68%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,127.19,
down by 67.84 points or by 0.94%. The major losers were T T K
Prestige (5.43%), Titan Industries (1.42%), Gitanjali Gems (0.59%),
V I P Industries (0.49%) and Blue Star (0.45%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,535 advances against 1,366
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 1,298.95 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India
(Rs. 804.65 million), Infosys (Rs. 570.22 million) and Housing
Development and Infrastructure (Rs. 446.51 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
14.64 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (7.10
million), Unitech (6.84 million) and TV18 Broadcast (4.60