Indian markets extended fall in early trade on Friday. At 10.23 am, the Sensex was trading down 91.79 points or 0.47% at 19,315.06 with 18 components falling. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading lower by 30.55 points or 0.52% at 5,885.75 with 33 components falling.
Major gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (4.43%), G A I L (India) (1.28%), Bajaj Auto (1.01%), Sterlite Industries (India) (1.00%), Tata Power Company (0.79%), and Hindalco Industries (0.71%).
On the other hand, Jindal Steel & Power (2.74%), ICICI Bank (2%), Hero Motocorp (1.91%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.90%), and Mahindra & Mahindra (1.86%) were the major losers in the Sensex.
Mid & Small-cap Space
The BSE Mid and small caps outperformed their larger counterparts gaining 0.08% and 0.21% respectively.
The major gainers in the BSE Midcap were Amtek India (0.97%), Anant Raj (0.88%), Arvind (0.51%), Amara Raja Batteries (0.47%) and CORE Education and Technologies (0.36%).
The major gainers in the BSE Smallcap were Aanjaneya Lifecare (4.97%), Advanta India (2.11%), Ajanta Pharma (1.02%), Ahmednagar Forgings (0.64%) and Styrolution ABS (India) (0.01%).
Sectors in Limelight
The Bankex index was at 14,362.09, down by 182.83 points or by 1.26%. The major losers were Canara Bank(2.91%), Bank Of India (1.92%), Bank Of Baroda (0.84%), Federal Bank (0.59%) and H D F C Bank (0.44%).
The IT index was at 5,649.69, down by 51.36 points or by 0.9%. The major losers were H C L Technologies (2.58%), Tata Consultancy Services (1.84%), Hexaware Technologies (0.77%) and Infosys (0.7%).
The HC index was at 8,635.93, down by 58.12 points or by 0.67%. The major losers were Biocon (2.97%), Aurobindo Pharma (0.47%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (0.19%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (0.14%) and Glenmark Pharmaceutical (0.05%).
On the other hand, the Realty index was at 1,950.97, up by 15.42 points or by 0.80%. The major gainers were D L F (1.77%), Indiabulls Real Estate (1.34%), Housing Development and Infrastructure (0.96%), Anant Raj (0.88%) and Godrej Properties (0.35%).
Market breadth was negative with 769 advances against 794 declines.