Indian equities gained in early trade on Tuesday. At 10.03 a.m.,
the Sensex was trading up 74.24 points or 0.40% at 18,413.24 with
20 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by
24.75 points or 0.44% at 5,596.15 with 31 components gaining.
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE
Sensex opened with a gain of 83.69 points or 0.46% at 18,422.69,
while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 33.40 points
or 0.60%, at 5,604.80.
Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of
29.49 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (13.01
points), Tata Motors (9.23 points), Tata Consultancy Services (9.19
points) and H D F C Bank (8.88 points).
However, Infosys contributed fall of 12.53 points in the Sensex.
It was followed by Grasim Industries (2.25 points), Sun
Pharmaceutical Industries (2.23 points), I C I C I Bank (1.64
points) and Bharti Airtel (1.07 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Housing Development
Finance Corporation (2.09%), Tata Motors (1.55%), Tata Power
Company (1.03%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.03%), G A I L (India)
(0.88%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (0.78%).
On the other hand, Infosys (0.93%), Sun Pharmaceutical
Industries (0.67%), Hero Motocorp (0.32%), Bharti Airtel (0.23%),
Coal India (0.14%), and I C I C I Bank (0.12%) were the biggest
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.45% and 0.57% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Aban Offshore (1.31%), Alstom India
(1.03%), A B G Shipyard (0.75%), Allahabad Bank (0.52%) and CORE
Education and Technologies (0.49%).The major gainers in the BSE
Smallcap were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (1.01%),
Styrolution ABS (India) (0.92%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.74%),
Advanta India (0.54%) and Reliance MediaWorks (0.42%).
Sectors in Limelight
The IPO index was at 1,783.64, up by 20.45 points or by 1.16%.
The major gainers were C.Mahendra Exports (8.64%), Birla Pacific
Medspa (3.08%), Acropetal Technologies (1.09%), A2Z Maintenance
& Engineering Services (1.01%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,442.16, up by 61.64 points
or by 0.84%. The major gainers were C.Mahendra Exports (8.64%),
Gitanjali Gems (1.98%), Rajesh Exports (1.42%), Whirlpool Of India
(1.19%) and Blue Star (0.81%).
The Realty index was at 1,903.99, up by 14.42 points or by
0.76%. The major gainers were Anant Raj Industries (1.94%), Godrej
Properties (1.7%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.15%),
D L F (0.78%) and D B Realty (0.74%).
On the other hand, the TECk index was at 3,357.38, down by 4.43
points or by 0.13%. The major losers were Idea Cellular (1.01%), H
C L Technologies (0.54%), Dish TV India (0.33%), Bharti Airtel
(0.23%) and Mphasis (0.19%).
Market breadth was positive with 1,167 advances against 670
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 289.77 million. It was followed by Eicher Motors (Rs. 287.53
million), L&T Finance Holdings (Rs. 229.04 million) and Zylog
Systems (Rs. 215.39 million).
The volume chart was led by Zylog Systems with trades of over
3.06 million shares. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings
(3.02 million), Greaves Cotton (1.20 million) and HT Media (1.11