Sensex trades above 20,000; Realty, Auto lead - The New Indian Express

Sensex trades above 20,000; Realty, Auto lead

Published: 25th January 2013 02:18 PM

Last Updated: 25th January 2013 02:18 PM

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 gaining.

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.

Sensex Movers

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 Industries (1.38%).

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

Market breadth was negative with 1,266 advances against 1,326 declines.

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).

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