Indian equities bounced back on Thursday snapping earlier
losses. At 10.03 a.m., the Sensex was trading up 6.89 points or
0.04% at 17,320.23 with 13 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty
was trading lower by 6.15 points or 0.12% at 5,219.55 with 28
The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened flat with a rise
of 7.39 points or 0.04% at 17,320.73, while the broad based NSE
Nifty started with a fall of 8.05 points or 0.15%, at 5,217.65.
Infosys contributed rise of 32.87
points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (12.58
points), Tata Consultancy Services (8.05 points), Wipro (3.19
points) and State Bank Of India (3.17 points).
However, I T C contributed fall of 22.16 points in the Sensex.
It was followed by Bharti Airtel (11.5 points), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (5.01 points), Mahindra & Mahindra (4.55 points)
and Larsen & Toubro (4.55 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Infosys (2.42%),
Jindal Steel & Power (2.14%), Sterlite Industries (India)
(1.39%), Wipro (1.20%), I C I C I Bank (1.02%), and Tata
Consultancy Services (0.87%).
On the other hand, Bharti Airtel (3.01%), Bharat Heavy
Electricals (2.33%), Hero Motocorp (1.56%), I T C (1.29%), Mahindra
& Mahindra (1.10%), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.03%)
were the biggest losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger
counterparts gaining 0.27% and 0.22% respectively. The major
gainers in the BSE Midcap were A I A Engineering (3.38%), Alstom
India (0.9%), Aban Offshore (0.81%), Alok Industries (0.43%) and
CORE Education and Technologies (0.33%).The major gainers in the
BSE Smallcap were Trident (3.2%), Aanjaneya Lifecare (2.61%), Aarti
Industries (1.8%), Action Construction Equipment (1.35%) and A2Z
Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.69%).
Sectors in Limelight
The IT index was at 5,818.28, up by 92.04 points or by 1.61%.
The major gainers were H C L Technologies (0.94%), Mphasis (0.89%),
Oracle Financial Services Software (0.85%), Hexaware Technologies
(0.56%) and CORE Education and Technologies (0.33%).
The TECk index was at 3,302.45, up by 31.68 points or by 0.97%.
The major gainers were Mphasis (0.89%), Oracle Financial Services
Software (0.85%), G T L (0.6%), Dish TV India (0.43%) and Reliance
The Realty index was at 1,515.70, up by 8.67 points or by 0.58%.
The major gainers were D B Realty (1.81%), Godrej Properties
(1.14%), Anant Raj Industries (0.93%), Indiabulls Real Estate
(0.79%) and D L F (0.73%).
On the other hand, the FMCG index was at 5,355.46, down by 43.96
points or by 0.81%. The major losers were I T C (1.29%), Godrej
Consumer Products (0.49%), Hindustan Unilever (0.36%), Dabur India
(0.31%) and United Breweries (0.16%).
Market breadth was positive with 978 advances against 722
Value and Volume Toppers
West Coast Paper Mills topped the value chart on the BSE with a
turnover of Rs. 137.22 million. It was followed by State Bank Of
India (Rs. 136.36 million), United Spirits (Rs. 102.86 million) and
Axis Bank (Rs. 92.52 million).
The volume chart was led by West Coast Paper Mills with trades
of over 2.14 million shares. It was followed by Jagran Prakashan
(1.00 million), Kingfisher Airlines (0.79 million) and I F C I