Real-time Stock quotes, portfolio, LIVE TV and more.
Sep 25, 2012, 03.46 PM IST
The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading flat to higher due to lack of global and local cues. The volume has been increasing ahead of F&O expiry on Thursday.
London Stock Exchange-listed Vedanta Resources' subsidiary Sterlite Industries and country's largest car maker Maruti went down 2 percent each.
Commercial vehicle major Tata Motors and state-owned oil & gas producer ONGC fell 1 percent each.
Shares of Jindal Steel & Power and Tata Steel were down 3.8 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.
FMCG majors ITC and HUL were up 1-1.5 percent. State-owned power equipment maker BHEL and drug producer Cipla rallied over 2 percent.
Index heavyweight Reliance Industries, private sector lender HDFC Bank and software services exporter TCS gained over 0.5 percent.
Housing finance company HDFC and utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra went up 1 percent each.
In the second line shares, Aurobindo Pharma surged 6 percent and Pantaloon Retail extended gains to 10 percent.
Advancing shares outnumbered declining by 750 to 680 on the National Stock Exchange.
The NSE Nifty remained in a tight range around 5670 level after shedding early gains. The consolidation for the second consecutive session may be ahead of F&O expiry on Thursday. European markets too lacklustre in early trade.
Indian equity benchmarks continued to hover around their previous closing values after losing over 100 points on the Sensex. The rise in defensives like HDFC, TCS, ITC and Cipla has counterbalanced the weakness in banks, metals, auto and oil & gas stocks.
May 21 2013, 13:56
- in Results Boardroom
May 21 2013, 11:05
- in MARKET OUTLOOK