Sensex falls further; Reliance big drag - The New Indian Express

Sensex falls further; Reliance big drag

Published: 15th February 2013 02:18 PM

Last Updated: 15th February 2013 02:18 PM

Indian equities fell further in the afternoon trade on Friday with heavy selling activity seen in oil & gas and realty stocks.At 1.58 pm, the Sensex was trading down 96.37 points or 0.49% at 19,400.81 with 21 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 35.70 points or 0.61% at 5,861.25 with 42 components falling.

The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a decline of 47.35 points or 0.24% at 19,449.83, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a fall of 27.00 points or 0.46%, at 5,869.95.

Sensex Movers

Reliance Industries contributed fall of 40.04 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Infosys (13.72 points), I C I C I Bank (7.13 points), Tata Steel (5.55 points) and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (5.37 points).

However, I T C contributed rise of 5.52 points in the Sensex. It was followed by NTPC (2.67 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (2.41 points), Tata Power Company (1.98 points) and State Bank Of India (1.64 points).

Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Power Company (1.05%), NTPC (0.94%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (0.67%), Sterlite Industries (India) (0.31%), I T C (0.28%), and Wipro (0.27%).

On the other hand, Dr Reddy"S Laboratories (2.87%), Reliance Industries (2.22%), Tata Steel (1.80%), Bajaj Auto (1.57%), Jindal Steel & Power (1.41%), and Cipla (1.07%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Midcap index was at 6573.08 down by 35.33 points or by 0.53%. The major losers were CORE Education and Technologies (1.42%), Alstom India (0.9%), Aban Offshore (0.87%), A B G Shipyard (0.86%) and Allahabad Bank (0.28%).

The BSE Smallcap index was at 6506.94 down by 76.13 points or by 1.16%. The major losers were A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (6.8%), Action Construction Equipment (6.04%), Aarti Industries (2.79%), Adhunik Metaliks (2.63%) and Trident (1.14%).

Sectors in Limelight

The Oil & Gas index was at 8,834.30, down by 168.6 points or by 1.87%. The major losers were Cairn India (4.61%), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (3.64%), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (2.67%), G A I L (India) (0.21%) and Castrol India (0.02%).

The Realty index was at 2,000.53, down by 36.82 points or by 1.81%. The major losers were D L F (3.92%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (2.81%), Anant Raj (1.91%), Godrej Properties (1.02%) and Indiabulls Real Estate (0.15%).

On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,813.31, up by 11.42 points or by 0.20%. The major gainers were United Breweries (4.1%), Godrej Consumer Products (2.19%), United Spirits (1.05%), I T C (0.28%) and Nestle India (0.03%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 931 advances against 1,803 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

State Bank Of India topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 414.26 million. It was followed by Jet Airways (India) (Rs. 332.97 million), United Spirits (Rs. 321.23 million) and Reliance Capital (Rs. 314.93 million).

The volume chart was led by Suzlon Energy with trades of over 12.79 million shares. It was followed by TV18 Broadcast (2.52 million), Unitech (2.19 million) and Spicejet (2.05 million).

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