Indian markets ended the volatile session on a flat note led by losses seen in rate sensitives. At the close, the 30-share benchmark index, BSE Sensex ended flat with a decline of 10.77 points or 0.06% at 18,506.57, 18 components posting drop. while the broad based NSE Nifty closed flat with a decline of 1.15 points or 0.02%, at 5,626.60.32 components posting drop
I T C contributed fall of 15.87 points in the Sensex. It was followed by I C I C I Bank (10.36 points), NTPC (8.36 points), Infosys (4.99 points) and Grasim Industries (4.91 points).
However, Reliance Industries contributed rise of 14.67 points in the Sensex. It was followed by Tata Consultancy Services (7.04 points), Hindustan Unilever (6.97 points), Housing Development Finance Corporation (5.58 points) and Tata Motors (4.27 points).
Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharat Heavy Electricals (1.51%), Hero Motocorp (1.21%), Tata Power Company (1.14%), Hindustan Unilever (1.04%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.00%), and Coal India (0.92%).
On the other hand, NTPC (2.57%), G A I L (India) (1.95%), Cipla (1.62%), Wipro (1.38%), Bharti Airtel (0.91%), and I T C (0.88%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.06% and 0.20% respectively.
The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Allcargo Logistics (1.2%), A I A Engineering (1%), Delta Corp (0.82%), Andhra Bank (0.78%) and Dish TV India (0.14%).
The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Styrolution ABS (India) (1.8%), Advanta India (1.56%), Reliance MediaWorks (0.87%), Genesys International Corporation (0.54%) and Aanjaneya Lifecare (0.28%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Auto index was at 10,558.86, up by 34.45 points or by 0.33%. The major gainers were Ashok Leyland (3.08%), Hero Motocorp (1.21%), Tata Motors (0.71%) and Cummins India (0.45%).
The Oil & Gas index was at 7,987.56, up by 21.48 points or by 0.27%. The major gainers were Reliance Industries (0.89%), Indian Oil Corporation (0.54%), Oil India (0.34%) and Cairn India (0.02%).
The PSU index was at 7,003.98, down by 57.05 points or by 0.81%. The major losers were Bank Of Maharashtra(1.27%), Bank Of Baroda (0.91%), BEML (0.35%), Balmer Lawrie & Company (0.28%) and Allahabad Bank (0.15%).
The Realty index was at 1,869.11, down by 10.93 points or by 0.58%. The major losers were Anant Raj Industries (1.49%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.67%), Indiabulls Real Estate (0.54%), Godrej Properties (0.12%) and D L F (0.1%).
Market breadth was negative with 1,341 advances against 1,525 declines.
Value and Volume Toppers
Jet Airways (India) topped the value chart on the BSE with a turnover of Rs. 1,870.48 million. It was followed by Spicejet (Rs. 941.16 million), State Bank Of India (Rs. 654.93 million) and MT Educare (Rs. 497.02 million).
The volume chart was led by Spicejet with trades of over 23.95 million shares. It was followed by Edelweiss Financial Services (4.24 million), MT Educare (3.97 million) and Jet Airways (India) (3.70 million).