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19 December, 2014 19:46 IST
Sensex trades sluggish; Realty down, Auto up
Source: IRIS | 20 Nov, 2012, 01.07PM
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Indian markets were trading flat with positive bias in post noon session on Tuesday. BSE Midcap and Smallcap index underperformed the benchmark indices. Profit booking was seen in realty, IT and oil & gas space. However, auto, FMCG and power edged higher.

At 1.22 pm, the Sensex was trading up 23.02 points or 0.13% at 18,362.02 with 13 components gaining. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 9 points or 0.16% at 5,580.40 with 17 components gaining.

The 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 83.69 points or 0.46% at 18,422.69, while the broad based NSE Nifty started with a rise of 33.40 points or 0.60%, at 5,604.80.

Sensex Movers

Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed rise of 37.96 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Mahindra & Mahindra (10.55 points), Tata Consultancy Services (9.55 points), H D F C Bank (8.08 points) and Hindustan Unilever (6.62 points).

However, Infosys contributed fall of 18.33 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I T C (10.13 points), State Bank Of India (5.73 points), Reliance Industries (5.57 points) and Larsen & Toubro (4.49 points).

Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.70%), Mahindra & Mahindra (2.17%), Wipro (1.51%), Tata Power Company (1.40%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.07%), and Hindustan Unilever (1.00%).

On the other hand, Infosys (1.36%), Hindalco Industries (1.02%), Hero Motocorp (0.99%), Bajaj Auto (0.98%), State Bank Of India (0.86%), and Sterlite Industries (India) (0.72%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex.

Mid & Small-cap Space

The BSE Mid and small caps underperformed their larger counterparts declining -0.25% and -0.21% respectively.

The major losers in the BSE Midcap were Allahabad Bank(1.01%), A B G Shipyard (0.65%), Aban Offshore (0.62%), CORE Education and Technologies (0.49%) and Amara Raja Batteries (0.48%).

The major losers in the BSE Smallcap were Adhunik Metaliks (3.1%), Action Construction Equipment (2.81%), Aarti Industries (0.94%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.28%) and A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services (0.17%).

Sectors in Limelight

The Realty index was at 1,869.13, down by 20.44 points or by 1.08%. The major losers were D B Realty (4.17%), Anant Raj Industries (2.88%), Indiabulls Real Estate (2.86%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (1.39%) and D L F (0.54%).

The Metal index was at 9,753.00, down by 40.26 points or by 0.41%. The major losers were JSW Steel (1.31%), Sesa Goa (1.14%), Hindalco Industries (1.11%), NMDC (0.74%) and Jindal Steel & Power (0.61%).

The HC index was at 7,606.78, down by 21.68 points or by 0.28%. The major losers were Divis Laboratories (0.83%), Biocon (0.71%), Cadila Healthcare (0.65%), Cipla (0.52%) and Aurobindo Pharma (0.2%).

On the other hand, the Auto index was at 10,537.62, up by 29.60 points or by 0.28%. The major gainers were Mahindra & Mahindra (2.11%), Maruti Suzuki India (0.49%), Tata Motors (0.4%) and Bosch (0.28%).

Market Breadth

Market breadth was negative with 1,145 advances against 1,526 declines.

Value and Volume Toppers

United Spirits topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 622.81 million. It was followed by L&T Finance Holdings (Rs. 485.65 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 417.75 million) and Zylog Systems (Rs. 409.94 million).

The volume chart was led by L&T Finance Holdings with trades of over 6.68 million shares. It was followed by Zylog Systems (5.79 million), Kingfisher Airlines (3.83 million) and Spicejet (3.22 million).

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