Indian equities aretradingon alack luster note amid choppy
trades. Oil & gas, IT and PSU stocks witnessed profit booking,
while metal and FMCG stocks gained.
At 11.52 a.m., the Sensex was trading down 27.57 points or 0.15%
at 18,818.69 with 17 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was
trading lower by 9.25 points or 0.16% at 5,729.50 with 29
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a
decline of 13.51 points or 0.07% at 18,832.75, while the broad
based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 7.65 points or 0.13%, at
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation contributed fall of 15.93
points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (11.62 points),
ICICI Bank (9.42 points), Larsen & Toubro (5.42 points) and
Tata Motors (3.32 points).
However, ITC contributed rise of 6.48 points in the Sensex. It
was followed by HDFC Bank (5.38 points), Mahindra & Mahindra
(2.69 points), Tata Steel (2.17 points) and Grasim Industries (1.86
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Jindal Steel &
Power (1.02%), Hindalco Industries (0.88%), Tata Power Company
(0.84%), Bajaj Auto (0.79%), Tata Steel (0.64%), and Mahindra &
On the other hand, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (2.30%),
Sterlite Industries (India) (1.12%), Hero Motocorp (0.93%), Infosys
(0.84%), ICICI Bank (0.66%), and Tata Motors (0.63%) were the major
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Midcap index was at 6722.12 down by 4.83 points or by
0.07%. The major losers were Alstom India (1.14%), Aban Offshore
(1.1%), ABG Shipyard (0.78%), A I A Engineering (0.2%) and CORE
Education and Technologies (0.15%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Oil & Gas index was at 8,249.18, down by 47.18 points or
by 0.57%. The major losers were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
(2.3%), Gujarat State Petronet (1.45%), Hindustan Petroleum
Corporation (0.86%), Oil India (0.35%) and G A I L (India)
The IT index was at 5,770.14, down by 31.94 points or by 0.55%.
The major losers were H C L Technologies (0.74%), Mphasis (0.5%),
Hexaware Technologies (0.18%), CORE Education and Technologies
(0.15%) and Oracle Financial Services Software (0.05%).
The PSU index was at 7,258.12, down by 33.95 points or by 0.47%.
The major losers were Allahabad Bank(2.39%), Andhra Bank (1.93%),
Bank Of India (1.53%), Bank Of Baroda (0.24%) and BEML (0.2%).
On the other hand, the IPO index was at 1,717.70, up by 6.01
points or by 0.35%. The major gainers were Bedmutha Industries
(2.46%), Acropetal Technologies (2.37%), C.Mahendra Exports
(1.84%), BS TransComm (0.32%) and Coal India (0.01%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,203 advances against 1,243
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 1,301.34 million. It was followed by State Bank Of India
(Rs. 575.04 million), L&T Finance Holdings (Rs. 202.28 million)
and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (Rs. 164.53 million).
The volume chart was led by Cals Refineries with trades of over
13.41 million shares. It was followed by Kingfisher Airlines (5.37
million), Sujana Universal Industries (3.86 million) and Unitech