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Markets firm; Power, IT indices rally
12/01/2017 14:23
The key domestic benchmark indices continued to trade firm during the late noon trading session amid buying in index heavyweights including NTPC, L&T, Infosys, ONGC and ICICI Bank among others.

The 30-share benchmark index was trading at 27224.29 up by 83.88 points or by 0.31 per cent, while the NSE Nifty was at 8403 up by 22.35 points or by 0.27 per cent.

In the firm trade so-far, Sensex touched an intraday high of 27278.93 and an intraday low of 27166.6, while the NSE Nifty touched an intraday high of 8417.2 and an intraday low of 8382.3.

Traders were optimistic after NITI Aayog estimating a growth rate of 8 per cent for 2016-17 as per a ‘cautiously optimistic’ prognosis it has laid out in the appraisal document for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, flagging the lack of reforms in land acquisition, labour and simplification of administrative procedures as impediments to growth.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 173.15,+5.32%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 197.90,+4.30%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 995.40,+2.72%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1444.50,+2.24%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 200.90,+1.70%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Lupin Ltd. (Rs. 1489.30,-2.04%), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2999.90,-1.56%), Coal India Ltd. (Rs. 311.95,-1.48%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 640.00,-1.19%), ITC Ltd. (Rs. 244.70,-1.13%), among others.

Among the sectors, Power index was at 2132.8 up by 66.78 points or by 3.23%. NHPC Ltd. (Rs. 30.25,+10.40%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 173.15,+5.32%), Torrent Power Ltd. (Rs. 187.25,+4.64%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 197.90,+4.30%), Crompton Greaves Ltd. (Rs. 64.45,+3.62%),.

On the flip side, HCS index was at 14960.52 down by -162.71 points or by -1.08%. Lyka Labs Ltd. (Rs. 57.50,-5.35%), Dishman Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Ltd. (Rs. 241.50,-4.79%), Vivimed Labs Ltd. (Rs. 100.10,-4.03%), Nectar Lifesciences Ltd. (Rs. 35.35,-3.28%), Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. (Rs. 685.05,-2.99%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2890 , shares advanced were 1151 while 1568 shares declined and 171 were unchanged.
NSE Prices delayed by 15 minutes... << Prices as on May 22, 2018 >>      ABB India 1208.65 [ 0.70% ]    ACC 1325.3 [ -1.40% ]    Ambuja Cements Ltd. 208 [ -0.02% ]    Asian Paints Ltd. 1286.85 [ -1.14% ]    Axis Bank Ltd. 523.3 [ -0.67% ]    Bajaj Auto Ltd. 2808.5 [ 3.23% ]    Bank of Baroda 132.9 [ 2.31% ]    Bharti Airtel 361.85 [ 0.51% ]    Bharat Heavy Ele 76.05 [ 1.33% ]    Bharat Petroleum 397.6 [ 0.95% ]    Britannia Ind. 5604.4 [ 1.50% ]    Cairn India Ltd. 285.35 [ 0.81% ]    Cipla 524 [ 0.68% ]    Coal India Ltd. 279.05 [ 3.26% ]    Colgate Palm. 1230.6 [ 1.83% ]    Dabur India 374.7 [ 0.42% ]    DLF Ltd. 198.45 [ 2.53% ]    Dr. Reddy's Labs 2009.6 [ 6.16% ]    GAIL (India) Ltd. 328 [ 0.72% ]    Grasim Inds. 1039.5 [ 0.35% ]    HCL Technologies 904.9 [ 1.00% ]    HDFC 1810 [ -0.51% ]    HDFC Bank 1989.9 [ -0.16% ]    Hero MotoCorp 3499.9 [ 0.20% ]    Hindustan Unilever L 1574.3 [ -0.28% ]    Hindalco Indus. 234.95 [ 2.94% ]    ICICI Bank 290.3 [ 0.35% ]    IDFC L 51 [ 2.41% ]    Indian Hotels Co 139.8 [ 0.04% ]    IndusInd Bank 1903.95 [ -1.09% ]    Infosys 1193.85 [ 1.22% ]    ITC Ltd. 278.75 [ -1.28% ]    Jindal St & Pwr 240.35 [ 0.21% ]    Kotak Mahindra Bank 1262.7 [ -1.09% ]    L&T 1320.15 [ 0.53% ]    Lupin Ltd. 740.1 [ 0.52% ]    Mahi. & Mahi 830.2 [ 0.51% ]    Maruti Suzuki India 8560.65 [ 1.57% ]    MTNL 16.25 [ 1.25% ]    Nestle India 9634.25 [ 1.56% ]    NIIT Ltd. 94.55 [ -0.42% ]    NMDC Ltd. 113.55 [ 0.13% ]    NTPC 165.15 [ 0.46% ]    ONGC 185.2 [ -0.30% ]    Punj. NationlBak 81.55 [ 4.35% ]    Power Grid Corpo 210.75 [ -0.89% ]    Reliance Inds. 926.75 [ -0.49% ]    SBI 253.9 [ 3.87% ]    Vedanta 269.95 [ 2.31% ]    Shipping Corpn. 63.4 [ 2.67% ]    Sun Pharma. 453 [ 2.08% ]    Tata Chemicals 727.75 [ -0.98% ]    Tata Global Beverage 247.15 [ 1.48% ]    Tata Motors Ltd. 307.7 [ 3.99% ]    Tata Steel 576.8 [ -0.03% ]    Tata Power Co. 77.85 [ -1.21% ]    Tata Consultancy 3508.9 [ -1.35% ]    Tech Mahindra Ltd. 686.4 [ 0.15% ]    UltraTech Cement 3755.55 [ -2.51% ]    United Spirits 3226.5 [ 3.41% ]    Wipro Ltd 264.95 [ 0.04% ]    Zee Entertainment En 565.6 [ 2.08% ]