Indian equities gained in early trade on Tuesday. At 9.19 a.m.,
the Sensex was trading up 63.92 points or 0.34% at 18,777.47 with
24 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by
18.35 points or 0.32% at 5,705.60 with 44 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
71.20 points or 0.38% at 18,784.75, while the broad based NSE Nifty
started with a rise of 18.35 points or 0.32%, at 5,705.60.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of
25.16 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (9.15
points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (8.55 points),
Larsen & Toubro (7.13 points) and Infosys (6.7 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed fall of 10.7 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (2.41 points), I T C
(0.97 points), H D F C Bank (0.78 points) and D L F (0.53
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Reliance Industries
(1.46%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.16%), Sun Pharmaceutical
Industries (0.87%), Tata Power Company (0.82%), Mahindra &
Mahindra (0.77%), and Tata Steel (0.67%).
On the other hand, Tata Motors (1.76%), G A I L (India) (0.62%),
Hindustan Unilever (0.33%), Cipla (0.08%), H D F C Bank (0.06%),
and I T C (0.05%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.39% and 0.41% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were CORE Education and Technologies
(0.98%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.86%), Amtek Auto (0.62%),
Allahabad Bank (0.57%) and Aban Offshore (0.49%).The major gainers
in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (1.98%),
Reliance MediaWorks (0.79%), Advanta India (0.75%), Aegis Logistics
(0.22%) and Adhunik Metaliks (0.14%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,667.95, up by 79.29 points or
by 0.92%. The major gainers were Indian Oil Corporation (1.04%),
Gujarat State Petronet (0.56%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation
(0.51%), Cairn India (0.42%) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
The Realty index was at 1,894.71, up by 15.26 points or by
0.81%. The major gainers were D B Realty (4.96%), Indiabulls Real
Estate (0.91%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.7%), D L
F (0.48%) and Anant Raj Industries (0.36%).
The IPO index was at 1,670.50, up by 11.71 points or by 0.71%.
The major gainers were Future Ventures India (4.35%), Claris
Lifesciences (2.11%), Commercial Engineers and Body Builders
Company (1.02%), Coal India (0.21%) and Flexituff International
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,240.09, down by 3.74
points or by 0.04%. The major losers were Tata Motors (1.76%) and
Ashok Leyland (0.42%).
Market breadth was positive with 666 advances against 154
Value and Volume Toppers
Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 4,733.90 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 66.62
million), Reliance Industries (Rs. 63.83 million) and Axis Bank
(Rs. 29.89 million).
The volume chart was led by Yes Bank with trades of over 12.40
million shares. It was followed by Zee Learn (0.60 million), Tulip
Telecom (0.30 million) and Tilaknagar Industries (0.25