October 21, 2013

Market Pulse - 21 Oct, 2013

Market Pulse - 21 Oct, 2013Markets closed almost flat in a volatile trading session. The S& BSE Sensex closed tad up by 11 points or 0.05% at 20,893.89. It touched a high of 20,970.92 and a low of 29,768.99 in the intra-day. The CNX Nifty ended marginally up by 15.60 points or 0.25% to 6,204.95. It touched a high of 6,218.95 and a low of 6,163.30 in the intra-day.

Among the sectoral indices, Capital Goods index surged up by 4.19% followed by sectoral indices like Realty, Metal and Power gaining between 3-1%. PSU, Auto, Oil & Gas, Bankex, Consumer Durables and Healthcare were other notable gainers on the list. FMCG and IT were the only sectoral indices declining by 1.22% and 0.53% respectively. From the broader markets, Mid-cap index gained up by 0.86% ans Small-cap index surged up by 1.27% respectively.

Among the index gainers, L&T spurted up by 6.05%, Maruti Suzuki and Hindalco Inds rose up by 3.20% and 3.10% each. Tata Steel, Sesa Sterlite, NTPC and Mahindra & Mahindra gained between 3-1%. Among other notable gainers include Reliance Industries, Coal India, Infosys, ONGC, SBI, Hindustan Unilever and Tata Motors.

Among the index losers, Jindal Steel dropped by 3.66% followed by ITC, TCS, BHEL and Bharti Airtel slipped between 3-1%. HDFC Bank, Dr Reddys Lab, Bajaj Auto, Sun Pharma and Wipro were among other losers on the list.

The overall market breadth ended firm positive with 1,440 shares advancing as compared to 993 shares declining while 161 shares remained unchanged.

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