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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 Sep 21, 2018 >>      ABB India 1431.95 [ -0.51% ]    ACC 1539.6 [ -1.54% ]    Ambuja Cements Ltd. 225.45 [ 0.20% ]    Asian Paints Ltd. 1304.75 [ 1.04% ]    Axis Bank Ltd. 599.2 [ -1.58% ]    Bajaj Auto Ltd. 2799.2 [ 0.33% ]    Bank of Baroda 111.45 [ -4.21% ]    Bharti Airtel 370.5 [ 0.12% ]    Bharat Heavy Ele 71.5 [ -4.48% ]    Bharat Petroleum 376.5 [ 3.14% ]    Britannia Ind. 5790.75 [ -2.84% ]    Cairn India Ltd. 285.35 [ 0.81% ]    Cipla 653.2 [ -1.12% ]    Coal India 275.25 [ -1.92% ]    Colgate Palm. 1109.55 [ -0.54% ]    Dabur India 455.7 [ -2.39% ]    DLF Ltd. 199.55 [ -0.84% ]    Dr. Reddy's Labs 2556.25 [ -1.95% ]    GAIL (India) Ltd. 390.15 [ 1.46% ]    Grasim Inds. 1051.15 [ -1.60% ]    HCL Technologies 1084.9 [ -0.22% ]    HDFC 1839.4 [ 0.48% ]    HDFC Bank 1970.25 [ 0.45% ]    Hero MotoCorp 3175.2 [ 0.67% ]    Hindustan Unilever L 1621.3 [ -1.57% ]    Hindalco Indus. 240.4 [ 2.02% ]    ICICI Bank 317.1 [ -1.20% ]    IDFC L 44.5 [ -7.29% ]    Indian Hotels Co 127.1 [ -1.32% ]    IndusInd Bank 1762.45 [ -2.34% ]    Infosys 705.3 [ -2.01% ]    ITC Ltd. 303.95 [ 1.44% ]    Jindal St & Pwr 235 [ 1.12% ]    Kotak Mahindra Bank 1180.2 [ -3.81% ]    L&T 1329.7 [ -0.24% ]    Lupin Ltd. 890.25 [ -2.10% ]    Mahi. & Mahi 959.9 [ 1.16% ]    Maruti Suzuki India 8040.15 [ -2.07% ]    MTNL 15.2 [ -2.88% ]    Nestle India 9749.6 [ -3.90% ]    NIIT Ltd. 86.2 [ -3.90% ]    NMDC Ltd. 115.75 [ -2.03% ]    NTPC 168.25 [ -0.53% ]    ONGC 180.4 [ 1.92% ]    Punj. NationlBak 72.85 [ -8.08% ]    Power Grid Corpo 200.4 [ 1.06% ]    Reliance Inds. 1217.5 [ 0.56% ]    SBI 270.6 [ -0.33% ]    Vedanta 230.45 [ 0.15% ]    Shipping Corpn. 47.7 [ -3.93% ]    Sun Pharma. 634.9 [ -2.15% ]    Tata Chemicals 736.75 [ -0.27% ]    Tata Global Beverage 234.6 [ -0.13% ]    Tata Motors Ltd. 250.35 [ -0.89% ]    Tata Steel 625.15 [ 0.64% ]    Tata Power Co. 72.9 [ -3.51% ]    Tata Consultancy 2103.15 [ 1.22% ]    Tech Mahindra Ltd. 738.05 [ -4.14% ]    UltraTech Cement 4069.35 [ 0.46% ]    United Spirits 537.15 [ -4.24% ]    Wipro Ltd 335.2 [ 0.75% ]    Zee Entertainment En 450.85 [ 0.01% ]