Indian equities continued to trade on flat notetowards closingon
Tuesday. At 3.14 pm, the Sensex was trading up 12.50 points or
0.07% at 18,351.50 with 13 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty
was trading higher by 2.95 points or 0.05% at 5,574.35 with 17
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 32.7 points in the Sensex. It was followed by
Mahindra & Mahindra (17.23 points), H D F C Bank (8.85 points),
Tata Motors (6.28 points) and Tata Consultancy Services (5.55
However, Infosys contributed fall of 17.09 points in the Sensex.
It was followed by Reliance Industries (13.67 points), I T C (11.07
points), State Bank Of India (8.56 points) and Larsen & Toubro
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Mahindra & Mahindra
(3.54%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.33%), Tata
Power Company (1.81%), Tata Motors (1.06%), Wipro (1.05%), and Coal
On the other hand, Hindalco Industries (1.95%), State Bank Of
India (1.28%), Infosys (1.27%), Bajaj Auto (1.25%), Hero Motocorp
(1.06%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (0.93%) were the biggest
losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger
counterparts declining -0.72% and -0.79% respectively.The major
losers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(1.79%), Amara Raja
Batteries (1.35%), Aban Offshore (0.79%), A B G Shipyard (0.75%)
and A I A Engineering (0.25%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap
were Action Construction Equipment (4.32%), Aarti Industries
(2.49%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (1.77%),
Styrolution ABS (India) (1.5%) and Trident (1.42%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 1,836.31, down by 53.26 points or by
2.82%. The major losers were D B Realty (5.33%), Indiabulls Real
Estate (3.47%), Anant Raj Industries (3.43%), D L F (2.25%) and
Godrej Properties (1.18%).
The Metal index was at 9,716.93, down by 76.33 points or by
0.78%. The major losers were Hindalco Industries (1.95%), JSW Steel
(1.83%), NMDC (1.44%), Sesa Goa (1.29%) and Jindal Steel &
The Oil & Gas index was at 7,988.55, down by 54.53 points or
by 0.68%. The major losers were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
(0.92%), Cairn India (0.79%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
(0.66%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.47%) and Petronet LNG
On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,578.99, up by 70.97
points or by 0.68%. The major gainers were Mahindra & Mahindra
(3.54%), Tata Motors (1.06%), Bosch (0.88%), Cummins India (0.46%)
and Maruti Suzuki India (0.42%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,056 advances against 1,809
Value and Volume Toppers
United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover
of Rs. 920.20 million. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings
(Rs. 857.29 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 669.09 million) and
Zylog Systems (Rs. 426.43 million).
The volume chart was led by L&T Finance Holdings with trades
of over 11.48 million shares. It was followed by Zylog Systems
(6.11 million), Cals Refineries (5.83 million) and Kingfisher
Airlines (5.01 million).