Sensex closes 0.8% lower; ITC, Infosys, TCS drag - The New Indian Express

Sensex closes 0.8% lower; ITC, Infosys, TCS drag

Published: 15th November 2012 05:18 PM

Last Updated: 15th November 2012 05:18 PM

Indian markets continued to fall for the fifth day on Thursdayamid concern over the US fiscal cliff and geopolitical tension in West Asia. At the close, the benchmark 30-share index, BSE Sensex lost 147.50 or 0.79% at 18,471.37 with 22 components posting drop. Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty went down by 35.95 or 0.63% at 5,631 with 35 components posting drop.

Sensex Movers

ITC contributed fall of 47.22 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (25.49 points), Tata Consultancy Services (20.07 points), Tata Motors (10.73 points) and Reliance Industries (10.41 points).

However, Bharti Airtel contributed rise of 12.22 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Housing Development Finance Corporation (12 points), Hindustan Unilever (5.66 points), Reliance Communications (4.5 points) and D L F (3.46 points).

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (2.95%), Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.01%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.88%), Hindustan Unilever (0.81%), Coal India (0.59%), and Maruti Suzuki India (0.52%).

On the other hand, Tata Steel (2.66%), I T C (2.57%), Jindal Steel & Power (2.32%), Tata Consultancy Services (2.23%), Wipro (2.19%), and Infosys (1.92%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Midcap settled lower -11.20 points or 0.28% at 6,718.10 however the Bse Smallcap gained 0.00 points or 0.00% at 7,191.99 at the closing.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(1.26%), Alstom India (0.99%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.84%), Aban Offshore (0.45%) and A I A Engineering (0.43%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (11.33%), Reliance MediaWorks (4.31%), Genesys International Corporation (2.06%), Advanta India (1.69%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.42%).

Sectors in Limelight

The IT index was at 5,645.08, down by 103.11 points or by 1.79%. The major losers were Hexaware Technologies (4.27%), Tech Mahindra (2.72%), Infosys (1.92%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.84%) and Oracle Financial Services Software (0.22%).

The Metal index was at 9,918.73, down by 167.03 points or by 1.66%. The major losers were NMDC (4.23%), Jindal Steel & Power (2.32%), Hindalco Industries (1.85%), Hindustan Zinc (1.51%) and JSW Steel (1.51%).

The FMCG index was at 5,748.03, down by 75.43 points or by 1.3%. The major losers were United Breweries (9.92%), I T C (2.57%), Jubilant FoodWorks (2.14%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) (0.54%) and Godrej Consumer Products (0.01%).

On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,954.82, up by 37.70 points or by 1.97%. The major gainers were Unitech (6.38%), Oberoi Realty (4.05%), D L F (3.23%), Indiabulls Real Estate (3.15%) and Sobha Developers (0.2%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,222 advances against 1,670 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 4,746.96 million. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings (Rs. 2,001.09 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 672.77 million) and TV18 Broadcast (Rs. 582.57 million).

The volume chart was led by L&T Finance Holdings with trades of over 23.21 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (16.34 million), Spicejet (7.42 million) and Reliance Communications (5.70 million).

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