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Sensex, Nifty firm; Banking stocks support
13/03/2018 13:34
Indian benchmarks continued to trade firm during the noon trading session supported by buying in banking stocks including Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Union Bank of India. Fall in inflation and improved industrial output boosted banking stocks.

India’s Industrial activity expanded 7.5 per cent in January, up from 7.1 per cent in December, data showed on Monday. Retail inflation, measured by the consumer price index (CPI), moderated to a four-month low of 4.4 per cent in February. The CPI rise was 5.07 per cent in January. Headline inflation is now lower than the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC)’s forecast of 5.1 per cent for the March quarter.

At 13:30 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 34007.23 up by 89.29 points or by 0.26 per cent, while the NSE Nifty was at 10455.9 up by 34.5 points or by 0.33 per cent.

In the bullish trade so far, Sensex touched intraday high of 34077.32 and intraday low of 33790.09 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 10478.6 and intraday low of 10381.95.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were State Bank of India (Rs. 260.45,+3.01%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 530.40,+2.16%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 523.25,+2.11%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 306.25,+1.85%), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2179.40,+1.50%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 2901.50,-4.93%), Coal India Ltd. (Rs. 293.50,-1.44%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 169.55,-0.85%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 8753.95,-0.65%), Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1094.00,-0.60%), among others.

Among the sectors, Realty index was at 2448.5 up by 50.83 points or by 2.12%. Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 45.00,+8.70%), Godrej Industries Ltd. (Rs. 768.10,+4.80%), Oberoi Realty Ltd. (Rs. 552.50,+3.93%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 209.20,+2.70%), Unitech Ltd. (Rs. 6.16,+2.16%),.

On the flip side, IT index was at 12393.27 down by -189.12 points or by -1.5%. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (Rs. 2901.50,-4.93%), AXISCADES Engineering Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 144.00,-2.51%), MindTree Ltd. (Rs. 800.00,-1.88%), HCL Technologies Ltd. (Rs. 956.95,-1.39%), eClerx Services Ltd. (Rs. 1340.00,-0.82%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2793 , shares advanced were 1794 while 855 shares declined and 144 were unchanged.
NSE Prices delayed by 15 minutes... << Prices as on Dec 14, 2018 >>      ABB India 1430.1 [ -0.59% ]    ACC 1497.65 [ -0.21% ]    Ambuja Cements Ltd. 219.45 [ 0.34% ]    Asian Paints Ltd. 1340.95 [ 1.57% ]    Axis Bank Ltd. 620.25 [ 0.19% ]    Bajaj Auto Ltd. 2823.15 [ -0.46% ]    Bank of Baroda 111.4 [ -0.40% ]    Bharti Airtel 319.25 [ 5.33% ]    Bharat Heavy Ele 66.6 [ -0.22% ]    Bharat Petroleum 345.3 [ 3.11% ]    Britannia Ind. 3135.75 [ -0.24% ]    Cairn India Ltd. 285.35 [ 0.81% ]    Cipla 521.75 [ -1.00% ]    Coal India 247.15 [ 1.06% ]    Colgate Palm. 1311.65 [ 0.63% ]    Dabur India 444.05 [ 2.15% ]    DLF Ltd. 178.75 [ -0.06% ]    Dr. Reddy's Labs 2591.7 [ -0.20% ]    GAIL (India) Ltd. 351.25 [ 1.39% ]    Grasim Inds. 847.2 [ 2.15% ]    HCL Technologies 961.2 [ -1.72% ]    HDFC 1904.1 [ -1.95% ]    HDFC Bank 2095.7 [ -0.27% ]    Hero MotoCorp 3314.65 [ -0.11% ]    Hindustan Unilever L 1860.55 [ 0.27% ]    Hindalco Indus. 220.15 [ -0.07% ]    ICICI Bank 351.9 [ 0.67% ]    IDFC L 39.65 [ -1.12% ]    Indian Hotels Co 150.05 [ 0.81% ]    IndusInd Bank 1603.85 [ -0.39% ]    Infosys 706.05 [ 1.19% ]    ITC Ltd. 275.75 [ 0.16% ]    Jindal St & Pwr 157.85 [ -0.97% ]    Kotak Mahindra Bank 1255.95 [ -0.67% ]    L&T 1411.4 [ -1.06% ]    Lupin Ltd. 843.85 [ -0.41% ]    Mahi. & Mahi 757.25 [ -0.26% ]    Maruti Suzuki India 7662.15 [ -0.11% ]    MTNL 14.1 [ -3.75% ]    Nestle India 10985.9 [ -0.10% ]    NIIT Ltd. 90.25 [ 1.52% ]    NMDC Ltd. 94.1 [ 1.13% ]    NTPC 143.5 [ 1.74% ]    ONGC 146.85 [ 2.48% ]    Punj. NationlBak 72.65 [ 1.82% ]    Power Grid Corpo 185.7 [ 1.73% ]    Reliance Inds. 1112.2 [ 0.47% ]    SBI 289.2 [ 0.07% ]    Vedanta 201.6 [ 0.47% ]    Shipping Corpn. 42.45 [ 0.47% ]    Sun Pharma. 420.65 [ -0.34% ]    Tata Chemicals 687.3 [ -0.44% ]    Tata Global Beverage 212.35 [ -0.02% ]    Tata Motors Ltd. 166.95 [ 0.06% ]    Tata Steel 513.55 [ 0.25% ]    Tata Power Co. 79.3 [ 0.76% ]    Tata Consultancy 1989.75 [ 0.36% ]    Tech Mahindra Ltd. 712.2 [ 0.41% ]    UltraTech Cement 4005.05 [ 1.42% ]    United Spirits 626.75 [ -1.53% ]    Wipro Ltd 333.1 [ -1.64% ]    Zee Entertainment En 489.45 [ -0.86% ]