Indian equitiespared some of its losses in post noon
tradeThursday after positiveEuropean opening.Capital goods, power
and oil & gas traded lower.
At 2.17 pm, the Sensex was trading down 60.16 points or 0.32% at
18,842.25 with 20 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading lower by 26.80 points or 0.47% at 5,733.30 with 36
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline
of 122.67 points or 0.65% at 18,779.74, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a fall of 51.10 points or 0.89%, at 5,709.
Larsen & Toubro contributed fall of
19.62 points in the Sensex. It was followed by ICICI Bank (18.51
points), Infosys (14.23 points), Reliance Industries (13.86 points)
and Housing Development Finance Corporation (12.78 points).
However, Tata Motors contributed rise of 29.24 points in the
Sensex. It was followed by State Bank Of India (14.4 points),
Bharti Airtel (5.6 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (3.63
points) and Reliance Communications (1.79 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (4.96%),
State Bank Of India (2.07%), Bharti Airtel (1.33%), Sun
Pharmaceutical Industries (1.08%), Wipro (0.65%), and Bharat Heavy
On the other hand, Tata Power Company (2.07%), G A I L (India)
(2.04%), Larsen & Toubro (1.75%), I C I C I Bank (1.25%),
Infosys (1.05%), and Jindal Steel & Power (1.05%) were the
major losers in the Sensex.
Sectors in Limelight
The Capital Goods index was at 10,994.63, down by 127.59 points
or by 1.15%. The major losers were Lakshmi Machine Works (1.71%),
Alstom T&D India (0.93%), Bharat Electronics (0.81%), Crompton
Greaves (0.75%) and Havell"S India (0.5%).
The Power index was at 1,984.91, down by 14.67 points or by
0.73%. The major losers were G M R Infrastructure (1.88%), Reliance
Infrastructure (1.56%), Adani Power (1.5%), Crompton Greaves
(0.75%) and JSW Energy (0.56%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,282.30, down by 55.68 points or
by 0.67%. The major losers were G A I L (India) (2.04%), Petronet
LNG (1.67%), Cairn India (0.98%), Reliance Industries (0.82%) and
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.56%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,918.47, up by 19.76
points or by 1.04%. The major gainers were Godrej Properties
(6.67%), Anant Raj Industries (4.81%), D B Realty (3.97%),
Indiabulls Real Estate (1.28%) and D L F (0.33%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,255 advances against 1,494
Value and Volume Toppers
Cairn India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of
Rs. 2,630.76 million. It was followed by United Spirits (Rs.
1,795.21 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 1,103.80 million) and
Tata Motors (Rs. 863.73 million).
The volume chart was led by Cairn India with trades of over 8.02
million shares. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings (7.51
million), Kingfisher Airlines (7.13 million) and Birla Cotsyn
(India) (4.18 million).