Sensex gains 47 points; Oil & gas, realty rise - The New Indian Express

Sensex gains 47 points; Oil & gas, realty rise

Published: 16th October 2012 01:18 PM

Last Updated: 16th October 2012 01:18 PM

Indian markets still trading on a flat notewith some buying interest seen in oil & gas and realty stocks. At 12.01 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 46.82 points or 0.25% at 18,760.37 with 20 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 17.60 points or 0.31% at 5,704.85 with 36 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.

Sensex Movers

Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 17.18 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (9.51 points), ICICI Bank (7.78 points), Infosys (7.77 points) and Bharti Airtel (5.98 points).

However, Tata Motors contributed fall of 10.24 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Hindustan Unilever (5.2 points), HDFC Bank (3.79 points), ACC (1.7 points) and Mahindra & Mahindra (1.3 points).

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Maruti Suzuki India (1.51%), Bharti Airtel (1.46%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.28%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.05%), Tata Power Company (1.01%), and Infosys (0.56%).

On the other hand, Tata Motors (1.69%), Hindustan Unilever (0.71%), GAIL (India) (0.58%), Hindalco Industries (0.33%), Dr Reddy"s Laboratories (0.32%), and Mahindra & Mahindra (0.28%) 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 (2.58%), Alstom India (1.79%), AIA Engineering (0.76%), Aban Offshore (0.73%) and Allahabad Bank (0.36%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Reliance MediaWorks (4.06%), Aarti Industries (2.1%), Advanta India (0.93%), Action Construction Equipment (0.79%) and Trident (0.56%).

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 Cairn India (1.62%), Gujarat State Petronet (1.61%), Oil India (0.35%), Indian Oil Corporation (0.31%) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.18%).

The Realty index was at 1,894.71, up by 15.26 points or by 0.81%. The major gainers were DB Realty (4.96%), Godrej Properties (3.15%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.15%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.8%) and DLF (0.41%).

The IPO index was at 1,670.50, up by 11.71 points or by 0.71%. The major gainers were Bedmutha Industries (2.83%), C.Mahendra Exports (1.32%), Birla Pacific Medspa (1.17%), Claris Lifesciences (0.72%) and Acropetal Technologies (0.65%).

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 (1.61%) and Mahindra & Mahindra (0.14%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was positive with 1,432 advances against 1,016 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

Yes Bank topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 6,295.48 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs. 416.15 million), Reliance Industries (Rs. 356.05 million) and Axis Bank (Rs. 335.07 million).

The volume chart was led by Yes Bank with trades of over 16.23 million shares. It was followed by Cals Refineries (10.23 million), Essar Oil (2.74 million) and India Cements (1.72 million).

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