October 18, 2013

Market Pulse - 18 Oct, 2013

Market Pulse - 18 Oct, 2013Markets after opening positive in the morning continued its gaining momentum through-out the sessions and closed higher led by Banking sector shares and boosting the sentiment was robust China GDP numbers and continued deferring of QE-3 in the US, which will ensure the liquidity flow towards emerging markets such as India. The S&P BSE Sensex jumped up by 467.38 points or 2.29% to 20,882.89. It touched a high of 20,932.23 and a low of 20,486.78 in the intra-day. The CNX Nifty also rose up by 143.50 points or 2.37% to 6,189.35. It touched a high of 6,201.45 and a low of 6,070.90 in the intra-day trading today.

In the sectoral indices all the indices closed on a positive note with Bankex, Metal and Capital Gooda indices leading the list rising between 4-3%. Following the trend Realty, Oil & Gas, FMCG, Power, PSU, IT, Auto and Healthcare gaining up between 3-1% while Consumer Durables closed marginally up by 0.46%. From the broader markets both the indices Mid-cap and Small-cap ended positively up by 0.99% and 0.66% but were under-performed by the benchmark index.

Among the index gainers, Sesa Sterlite spurted up by 6.05% followed by Tata Steel surging up by 5.92%. ICICI Bank and L&T rising up by 4.44% and 4.19%, HDFC Bank, HDFC, Hindalco Inds, Reliance Industries, Maruti Suzuki, SBI, ITC, Wipro, Bharti Airtel and Dr Reddys Lab gaining between 4-2%. Other major notable gainers include Sun Pharma, Mahindra & Mahindra, NTPC, Tata Motors, Infosys, Tata Power and BHEL.

Among the index losers was only Bajaj Auto which declined by 0.56%.

Overall market breadth today ended firm positive with 1,406 shares advancing as compared to 1,075 shares declining whereas 171 shares remained unchanged.

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