Sensex ends tad lower; Realty plunges over 3% - The New Indian Express

Sensex ends tad lower; Realty plunges over 3%

Published: 20th November 2012 04:18 PM

Last Updated: 20th November 2012 04:18 PM

Indian equities endedflat with negative bias on Tuesday led bylosses seen in realty, oil & gas and metal stocks.At the close, the 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex ended flat with a decline of 9.68 points or 0.05% at 18,329.32, 17 components registering drop while the broad based NSE Nifty closed flat with a gain of 0.15 points, at 5,571.55.18 components registering rise.

Sensex Movers

Reliance Industries contributed fall of 20.58 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (19.7 points), ITC (11.69 points), State Bank of India (9.25 points) and Larsen & Toubro (6.07 points).

However, Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 28.35 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Mahindra & Mahindra (15.79 points), H D F C Bank (9.61 points), Tata Consultancy Services (8.69 points) and Tata Motors (4.71 points).

Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Mahindra & Mahindra (3.25%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.02%), Tata Power Company (1.81%), Wipro (1.09%), Tata Consultancy Services (0.98%), and Coal India (0.88%).

On the other hand, Hindalco Industries (1.86%), Infosys (1.46%), State Bank Of India (1.39%), Bajaj Auto (1.39%), Reliance Industries (1.27%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (1.04%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.76% and -0.88% respectively.The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(1.68%), Aban Offshore (0.93%), A I A Engineering (0.25%), A B G Shipyard (0.24%) and CORE Education and Technologies (0.18%).The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Action Construction Equipment (3.94%), Adhunik Metaliks (3.41%), Aarti Industries (2.6%), A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (2.11%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (1.23%).

Sectors in Limelight

The Realty index was at 1,832.50, down by 57.07 points or by 3.02%. The major losers were D B Realty (5.57%), Indiabulls Real Estate (4.17%), Anant Raj Industries (3.93%), D L F (2.44%) and Godrej Properties (0.46%).

The Oil & Gas index was at 7,972.12, down by 70.96 points or by 0.88%. The major losers were Cairn India (0.97%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (0.89%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (0.84%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (0.63%) and Gujarat State Petronet (0.14%).

The Metal index was at 9,721.57, down by 71.69 points or by 0.73%. The major losers were JSW Steel (2.01%), Hindalco Industries (1.86%), NMDC (1.76%), Sesa Goa (1.29%) and Jindal Steel & Power (0.85%).

On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,574.98, up by 66.96 points or by 0.64%. The major gainers were Mahindra & Mahindra (3.25%), Cummins India (1.12%), Tata Motors (0.8%), Bosch (0.41%) and Maruti Suzuki India (0.33%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,081 advances against 1,832 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,051.20 million. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings (Rs. 927.25 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 777.60 million) and Zylog Systems (Rs. 441.68 million).

The volume chart was led by L&T Finance Holdings with trades of over 12.40 million shares. It was followed by Zylog Systems (6.39 million), Cals Refineries (6.05 million) and Kingfisher Airlines (5.41 million).

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