Indian markets gained in post noon session on Friday. At 1.02
p.m, the Sensex was trading up 88.96 points or 0.45% at 20,012.74
with 22 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher
by 16.95 points or 0.28% at 6,036.30 with 31 components
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of
21.91 points or 0.11% at 19,945.69, while the broad based NSE Nifty
began flat with a gain of 5.15 points or 0.09%, at 6,024.50.
Tata Motors contributed rise of 17.42
points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (16.63
points), I T C (12.83 points), State Bank Of India (11.2 points)
and Mahindra & Mahindra (9.89 points).
However, Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed
fall of 20.9 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Reliance
Industries (13.17 points), ACC (2.94 points), Tata Steel (1.64
points) and Tata Power Company (1.58 points).
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Motors (2.38%),
Mahindra & Mahindra (2.06%), G A I L (India) (1.50%), Cipla
(1.43%), State Bank Of India (1.42%), and Sun Pharmaceutical
On the other hand, Housing Development Finance Corporation
(1.41%), Coal India (0.76%), Tata Power Company (0.75%), Reliance
Industries (0.70%), Hero Motocorp (0.67%), and Jindal Steel &
Power (0.51%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 1.03% and 0.45% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(2.78%), Amtek Auto
(2.59%), Allcargo Logistics (1.57%), Amara Raja Batteries (1.48%)
and A I A Engineering (0.67%).The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap
were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (5.64%), Trident
(2.39%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (1.63%), Styrolution ABS (India)
(0.98%) and Aarti Industries (0.73%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Realty index was at 2,120.79, up by 29.51 points or by
1.41%. The major gainers were Housing Development and
Infrastructure (6.56%), Indiabulls Real Estate (3.43%), Anant Raj
(2.03%), Godrej Properties (1.6%) and Oberoi Realty (1.16%).
The Auto index was at 10,976.44, up by 142.05 points or by
1.31%. The major gainers were Mahindra & Mahindra (2.06%),
Maruti Suzuki India (1.34%), Bajaj Auto (1.07%), Ashok Leyland
(0.61%) and Bosch (0.21%).
The Consumer Durables index was at 7,512.49, up by 89.17 points
or by 1.20%. The major gainers were Titan Industries (1.89%),
Symphony (1.72%), Whirlpool Of India (1.5%), T T K Prestige (1.01%)
and Blue Star (0.41%).
On the other hand, the Oil & Gas index was at 9,484.48, down
by 14.66 points or by 0.15%. The major losers were Cairn India
(1.03%), Reliance Industries (0.7%) and Petronet LNG (0.36%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,266 advances against 1,326
Value and Volume Toppers
Housing Development and Infrastructure topped the value chart on
the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,120.83 million. It was followed by
Jet Airways (India) (Rs. 525.69 million), State Bank Of India (Rs.
384.90 million) and Canara Bank (Rs. 321.00 million).
The volume chart was led by Housing Development and
Infrastructure with trades of over 14.09 million shares. It was
followed by Suzlon Energy (5.97 million), I V R C L (4.89 million)
and Arshiya International (4.38 million).