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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 Feb 21, 2017 >>      ABB India 1225.85 [ -0.31% ]    ACC 1467.45 [ 0.47% ]    Ambuja Cements Ltd. 238.95 [ -0.19% ]    Asian Paints Ltd. 991.5 [ 1.61% ]    Axis Bank Ltd. 504.35 [ 4.84% ]    Bajaj Auto Ltd. 2799.25 [ 0.28% ]    Bank of Baroda 169.3 [ 0.27% ]    Bharti Airtel 362.85 [ -3.33% ]    Bharat Heavy Ele 154.6 [ 0.75% ]    Bharat Petroleum 703.95 [ 0.53% ]    Britannia Ind. 3239.05 [ -0.55% ]    Cairn India Ltd. 292.95 [ -0.56% ]    Cipla 593.1 [ 0.06% ]    Coal India Ltd. 319.6 [ -0.09% ]    Colgate Palm. 913.55 [ -1.03% ]    Dabur India 273 [ 3.19% ]    DLF Ltd. 145.7 [ -0.34% ]    Dr. Reddy's Labs 2894.05 [ -0.16% ]    GAIL (India) Ltd. 524 [ -0.02% ]    Grasim Inds. 1068.3 [ 1.23% ]    HCL Technologies 851.3 [ 0.86% ]    HDFC 1412.45 [ 1.37% ]    HDFC Bank 1415.55 [ 0.46% ]    Hero MotoCorp 3125.8 [ 0.76% ]    Hindustan Unilever L 862.75 [ 0.97% ]    Hindalco Indus. 182.45 [ -0.46% ]    ICICI Bank 284.8 [ 0.87% ]    IDFC L 54.1 [ 0.74% ]    Indian Hotels Co 124.15 [ 3.20% ]    IndusInd Bank 1331.2 [ -0.39% ]    Infosys 1013.6 [ 0.33% ]    ITC Ltd. 263.15 [ -1.09% ]    Jindal St & Pwr 109.4 [ 9.24% ]    Kotak Mahindra Bank 797.9 [ 0.11% ]    L&T 1483.3 [ 0.04% ]    Lupin Ltd. 1471 [ 0.44% ]    Mahi. & Mahi 1311.65 [ -0.33% ]    Maruti Suzuki India 6063.15 [ -0.49% ]    MTNL 22.25 [ -0.45% ]    Nestle India 6376.5 [ 1.47% ]    NIIT Ltd. 77.8 [ 4.85% ]    NMDC Ltd. 143.2 [ 2.36% ]    NTPC 172.5 [ 0.41% ]    ONGC 196.25 [ 0.49% ]    Punj. NationlBak 143.8 [ 0.52% ]    Power Grid Corpo 206.15 [ -0.15% ]    Reliance Inds. 1088.2 [ 1.19% ]    SBI 270.7 [ 0.39% ]    Vedanta 268.85 [ -0.57% ]    Shipping Corpn. 63.65 [ -0.16% ]    Sun Pharma. 673.2 [ -0.95% ]    Tata Chemicals 581.35 [ 2.10% ]    Tata Global Beverage 141.6 [ 0.00% ]    Tata Motors Ltd. 458.65 [ 0.70% ]    Tata Steel 490.95 [ 0.80% ]    Tata Power Co. 84.25 [ -1.29% ]    Tata Consultancy 2465.35 [ -1.47% ]    Tech Mahindra Ltd. 507.9 [ 1.59% ]    UltraTech Cement 3769.35 [ 0.34% ]    United Spirits 2415.5 [ 3.26% ]    Wipro Ltd 475.8 [ 0.03% ]    Zee Entertainment En 523.25 [ -1.01% ]