December 19, 2013

Market Pulse - 19 Dec, 2013

Market Pulse - 19 Dec, 2013

Market Pulse - 19 Dec 2013Markets today closed weak as fear of FII (foreign institutional investors) might reduce inflow of investments after the US Federal Reserve announced steady decrease in its monetary stimulus measures. The S&P Bse Sensex fell by 151.24 points or 0.73% at 20,708.62. The CNX Nifty also declined by 50.50 points or 0.81% at 6,166.65.

Among the sectoral indices IT index surged by 1.74% followed by Healthcare index gaining by 1.09% whereas Metal index advanced marginally by 0.22%. On the loser sides, Bankex index dropped by 2.43%, Capital Goods, Power and Oil & Gas declined between 2-1%. Realty, Consumer Durables, Auto and FMCG were other other sectoral indices which closed weak today. However, the broader markets ended marginally weak as compared to benchmark index. Mid-cap index was down by 0.20% and Small-Cap index declined by 0.12%.

Among the index gainers Maruti Suzuki was the top gainer surging by 2.97%. Sesa Sterlite, Sun Pharma, Cipla, Infosys, Wipro, Jindal Steel and TCS gained between 2-1%, Hindalco Inds advanced by 0.89%. Tata Motora and Dr Reddys Lab also closed tad up by 0.08% and 0.06%.

Among the index losers ICICI Bank was the top losers slipping by 3.02%, followed by L&T, HDFC, ONGC, HDFC Bank and Tata Power also felling between 3-2%. SBI, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Gail (India) and Bharti Airtel declined between 2-1%. Tata Steel, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hindustan Unilever, BHEL, ITC, Coal India, Relicane Industries and NTPC were other decliners.

The Market breadth ended weak with 1,287 shares declining as compared to 1,131 shares advancing while 157 shares remained unchanged.

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