Indian benchmark indicesextended gains in post noon session on
Friday due to persistentbuyingseen across board. Capital goods,
auto and IT stocks were leading the sectoral space.
At 12.56 p.m., the Sensex was trading up 218.68 points or 1.18%
at 18,780.38 with 26 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading higher by 62.45 points or 1.11% at 5,707.50 with 46
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
130.45 points or 0.70% at 18,692.15, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a rise of 51.30 points or 0.91%, at
ITC contributed rise of 43.79 points in the Sensex. It was
followed by Larsen & Toubro (29.71 points), ICICI Bank (25.28
points), Infosys (19.69 points) and Tata Consultancy Services
However, Reliance Industries contributed fall of 4.08 points in
the Sensex. It was followed by Bharti Airtel (2.77 points),
Hindustan Unilever (2.7 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
(1.13 points) and Tata Power Company (0.97 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bajaj Auto (2.98%),
Larsen & Toubro (2.65%), ITC (2.35%), Wipro (2.21%), Hero
Motocorp (2.09%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (2.06%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (0.66%), Hindustan Unilever
(0.38%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.34%), and Reliance
Industries (0.24%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.67% and 0.84% respectively.The major gainers
in the BSE Midcap were Anant Raj Industries (1.44%), Allahabad Bank
(0.95%), Amtek Auto (0.69%), A B G Shipyard (0.47%) and Allcargo
Logistics (0.11%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were
Adhunik Metaliks (4.99%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering
Services (4.08%), Styrolution ABS (India) (1.1%), Aarti Industries
(0.86%) and Action Construction Equipment (0.4%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 11,129.99, up by 205.44 points or
by 1.88%. The major gainers were BEML (1.72%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (1.41%), Havell'S India (0.74%), Alstom T&D India
(0.15%) and Bharat Electronics (0.03%).
The IT index was at 5,817.78, up by 85.09 points or by 1.48%.
The major gainers were Hexaware Technologies (2.34%), Infosys
(1.46%), H C L Technologies (1.42%), Oracle Financial Services
Software (1.25%) and Mphasis (0.62%).
The Auto index was at 10,689.48, up by 155.85 points or by
1.48%. The major gainers were Bajaj Auto (2.98%), Hero Motocorp
(2.09%), Ashok Leyland (1.69%), Exide Industries (1.41%) and
Cummins India (0.91%).
The TECk index was at 3,383.36, up by 43.31 points or by 1.30%.
The major gainers were Reliance MediaWorks (1.4%), Oracle Financial
Services Software (1.25%), Idea Cellular (1.05%), Dish TV India
(0.73%) and Mphasis (0.62%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,650 advances against 1,002
Value and Volume Toppers
Union Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 364.62 million. It was followed by State Bank Of
India (Rs. 345.50 million), United Spirits (Rs. 338.05 million) and
Aditya Birla Nuvo (Rs. 276.49 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
8.38 million shares. It was followed by Ashok Leyland (5.85
million), Kingfisher Airlines (5.22 million) and Northgate
Technologies (3.17 million).