Mumbai, January 12: After facing a turbulent last week due to negative global cues, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Monday’s trade up 127 points or 0.46 percent. Investor sentiments were bullish in anticipation of positive inflation and industry production data from the government of India. Healthy buying was observed in capital goods, banking, information technology (IT), fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and technology, entertainment and media (TECK) sectors.
However, heavy selling pressure was observed in metal, oil and gas and realty segments. The 30–scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,523.86 points, closed at 27,585.27 points, up 126.89 points or 0.46 percent from the previous day’s close at 27,458.38 points. The Sensex touched a high of 27,620.66 points and a low of 27,323.74 points in the intra–day trade.
“We believe the overall consolidation should continue in the near term. A large part of movement was due to CPI and IIP data today,” said Vinod ir, head–fundamental research, Geojit BNP Paribas Fincial Services.
“We believe it is early to consider a case of momentum, as outcome will be dependent of events like ECB (European Central Bank) meet, US FED rate decision and Greece (exit from eurozone).” The S&P capital goods index gained 239.68 points, banking index was up 192.53 points, IT index rose 141.56 points, FMCG index increased 111.32 points, and TECK index was higher by 53.46 points.
However, metal index was down 176.56 points, followed by oil and gas index which was lower by 116.85 points, and realty index which slipped by 0.45 points. The wider 50–scrip Nifty of the tiol Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the day’s trade up 38.50 points or 0.46 percent at 8,323 points. The major Sensex gainers were: Hindustan Unilever, up 3.84 percent at Rs.896.65; Larsen and Toubro (L&T), up 2.29 percent at Rs.1,534.70; Infosys, up 1.98 percent at Rs.2,114.75; HDFC, up 1.57 percent at Rs.1,129.70; and ICICI Bank, up 1.27 percent at Rs.346.45.
The losers were: Coal India, down 4.45 percent at Rs.358.70; Hindalco Inds, down 2.55 percent at Rs.151.05; Bajaj Auto, down 2.03 percent at Rs.2,333.25; Bharti Airtel, down 1.92 percent at Rs.349.55; and Hero MotoCorp, down 1.90 percent at Rs.2,936.20. (IANS)