Indian markets gained in early morning trade on Monday. At 10.52
a.m, the Sensex was trading up 73.88 points or 0.40% at 18,699.22
with 20 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher
by 18.95 points or 0.33% at 5,683.25 with 37 components
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
30.66 points or 0.16% at 18,656, while the broad based NSE Nifty
began flat with a gain of 0.90 points or 0.02%, at 5,665.20.
Reliance Industries contributed rise of
20.43 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (8.66 points),
Mahindra & Mahindra (8.12 points), Housing Development Finance
Corporation (7.08 points) and H D F C Bank (6.72 points).
However, Infosys contributed fall of 7.22 points in the Sensex.
It was followed by I C I C I Bank (5.87 points), Hindustan Unilever
(4.9 points), Sterlite Industries (India) (2 points) and Maruti
Suzuki India (1.19 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Jindal Steel &
Power (2.19%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.75%), Hindalco Industries
(1.51%), Hero Motocorp (1.38%), Reliance Industries (1.19%), and
On the other hand, Sterlite Industries (India) (1.09%),
Hindustan Unilever (0.67%), Infosys (0.52%), Maruti Suzuki India
(0.51%), I C I C I Bank (0.41%), and G A I L (India) (0.26%) were
the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,455.91, up by 61.35 points or
by 0.73%. The major gainers were Reliance Industries (1.19%), Oil
& Natural Gas Corporation (0.73%), Oil India (0.24%), Cairn
India (0.24%) and Indian Oil Corporation (0.15%).
The Metal index was at 10,271.95, up by 66.41 points or by
0.65%. The major gainers were Jindal Steel & Power (2.19%), JSW
Steel (1.79%), Hindalco Industries (1.51%), Bhushan Steel (0.34%)
and Coal India (0.06%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,064.16, up by 42.64 points
or by 0.61%. The major gainers were Blue Star (2.19%), Rajesh
Exports (1.33%), Whirlpool Of India (0.9%), Titan Industries
(0.53%) and T T K Prestige (0.32%).
On the other hand, the IT index was at 5,652.55, down by 8.94
points or by 0.16%. The major losers were Hexaware Technologies
(1.63%), Mphasis (0.79%), Oracle Financial Services Software
(0.71%), Infosys (0.52%) and Tata Consultancy Services (0.07%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,239 advances against 877
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 392.62 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India (Rs.
264.48 million), United Breweries (Rs. 222.73 million) and Hatsun
Agro Product (Rs. 139.01 million).
The volume chart was led by Kingfisher Airlines with trades of
over 7.65 million shares. It was followed by Lanco Infratech (2.45
million), TV18 Broadcast (1.65 million) and Hatsun Agro Product