Indian equities turned negative with marginal fall in noon trade
on Wednesday. At 12.07 p.m, the Sensex was trading down 3.14 points
or 0.02% at 18,574.56 with 15 components falling. Meanwhile, the
Nifty was trading lower by 6.45 points or 0.11% at 5,641.55 with 27
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
90.02 points or 0.48% at 18,667.72, while the broad based NSE Nifty
started with a rise of 33.10 points or 0.59%, at 5,681.10.
Reliance Industries contributed fall of
19.42 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy
Services (10.31 points), State Bank Of India (4.18 points),
Hindustan Unilever (4.11 points) and H D F C Bank (3.77
However, I T C contributed rise of 8.3 points in the Sensex. It
was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (5.73
points), Infosys (5.52 points), I C I C I Bank (5.49 points) and
Tata Power Company (4.31 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company
(2.17%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.74%), Wipro (0.58%), I T C (0.46%),
Bharti Airtel (0.45%), and Housing Development Finance Corporation
On the other hand, G A I L (India) (1.57%), Tata Consultancy
Services (1.15%), Reliance Industries (1.14%), Sterlite Industries
(India) (0.80%), Hero Motocorp (0.70%), and Tata Steel (0.67%) were
the major losers in the Sensex.
The BSE Midcap index was at 6621.13 down by 11.88 points or by
0.18%. The major losers were Anant Raj Industries (2.02%), Allcargo
Logistics (0.15%), Amtek India (0.1%), Allahabad Bank (0.04%) and A
B G Shipyard (0.04%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,808.77, down by 13.37 points or by
0.73%. The major losers were D L F (2.5%), Anant Raj Industries
(2.02%), Oberoi Realty (1.34%), Sobha Developers (0.88%) and
Phoenix Mills (0.49%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,478.81, down by 44.69 points or
by 0.52%. The major losers were G A I L (India) (1.57%), Reliance
Industries (1.14%), Petronet LNG (0.7%), Bharat Petroleum
Corporation (0.38%) and Oil India (0.17%).
The Metal index was at 10,357.91, down by 52.28 points or by
0.5%. The major losers were JSW Steel (3.24%), Hindustan Zinc
(0.64%), Hindalco Industries (0.04%), Jindal Steel & Power
(0.04%) and Bhushan Steel (0.01%).
On the other hand, the Consumer Durables index was at 7,181.95,
up by 32.25 points or by 0.45%. The major gainers were C.Mahendra
Exports (9.8%), Bajaj Electricals (0.83%), Titan Industries
(0.42%), Rajesh Exports (0.36%) and Whirlpool Of India (0.02%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,216 advances against 1,309
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 555.28 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
499.07 million), United Breweries (Holdings) (Rs. 252.92 million)
and D B Realty (Rs. 208.67 million).
The volume chart was led by TV18 Broadcast with trades of over
5.63 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (5.51
million), Unitech (2.65 million) and Transgene Biotek (2.41