Thursday, February 19, 2009

Market Wrap - IT Auto up

MUMBAI: Indian equities ended choppy session on a higher note led by gains in IT and auto space. Capital goods, realty and banking sectors ended subdued. 

Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex ended at 9043.56 up 28.38 points or 0.31 per cent. It touched an intra-day low of 8977.66 and high of 9111.95. 

National Stock Exchange’s Nifty closed at 2789.35, up 13.20 points or 0.3 per cent. The index touched an intra-day low of 2767.60 and high of 2802.15. 

Broader markets ended little changed. BSE Midcap Index was down 0.19 per cent and BSE Smallcap Index edged 0.37 per cent lower. 

Amongst the sectoral indices, BSE IT Index was up 2.34 per cent and BSE Auto Index moved 0.83 per cent higher. BSE Capital Goods Index fell 0.99 per cent and BSE Realty Index declined 0.77 per cent. 

Biggest Sensex gainers were Wipro (5.67%), Grasim Industries (2.52%), Infosys Technologies (2.4%), Maruti Suzuki (2.27%) and Reliance Infrastructure (2.1%). 

Hindalco Industries (-2.89%), ACC (-2.29%), ICICI Bank (-2.21%), Larsen & Toubro (2.16%) and DLF (1.89%) were the losers. 

Market breadth on BSE was negative with 1287 declines against 1085 advances.