A global selloff in equities coupled with jitters over the ongoing 2G scam marred a good week for the Indian markets. Below par Q4 GDP numbers, and disappointing reports on the core sector and manufacturing also weighed on Dalal Street. However, a drop in food inflation and steady inflows from the FIIs lent good support to the Indian indices. Finally, the BSE Sensex rose 0.6% to close at 18,376 and the NSE Nifty gained 0.7% to close at 5,517 for the week.
A combination of rising interest rates and higher cost of fuel led to a slowdown in demand for cars for a second straight month in May, hurting the auto stocks this week. FMCG stocks rose after data showed that farm output rose by a strong 7.5% in Q4 March 2011. Also, Monsoon seems to be on track. Select pharma shares also advanced amid buying of defensive plays.
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Sensex top gainers: The top gainers in the Sensex were Reliance Capital (up 7.5%), Hindustan Unilever (up 5.5%), Ambuja Cements (up 5.3%), L&T (up 4.5%) and Ranbaxy Labs (up 4.3%).
Sensex losers: The top losers in the Sensex were Tata Motors (down 6%), Hindalco (down 4.3%), Tata Steel (down 2%), ICICI Bank (down 1.9%) and BHEL (down 1.3%).
The BSE IT Index (up 0.9%):The top gainers in the IT sector were Mahindra Satyam (up 14.6%), Patni Computer (up 6.1%), Sasken Communication (up 3.1%), Financial Tech (up 2.9%) and Infosys (up 1%).
The top losers were Mphasis (down 2.4%) and OFSS (down 1.2%).
The BSE Healthcare Index (up 2.7%):The top gainers in the Pharma space were Wockhardt (up 9.3%), Aurobindo Pharma (up 6.9%), Glenmark Pharma (up 5.7%), Sun Pharma (up 5.1%) and Pfizer (up 4.6%).
The top losers were Orchid Chem (down 3%), Fresenius Kabi (down 2.4%), Natco Pharma (down 1.1%) and Piramal Healthcare (down 0.1%).
The BSE Banking Index (up 0.7%):The top gainers in the banking space were SBI (up 3.5%), Karnataka Bank (up 3.4%), Andhra Bank (up 3%), Union Bank of India (up 2.4%) and HDFC Bank (up 2.3%).
The top losers were Bank Of India (down 2.6%), ICICI Bank (down 1.9%), Yes Bank (down 1.9%), Canara Bank (down 1.5%) and Oriental Bank Of Commerce (down 1.1%).
The BSE Auto Index (down 2%):The top losers in the auto space were Tata Motors (down 6%), M&M (down 5.1%), Hindustan Motors (down 2.3%) and Eicher Motors (down 0.9%).
The top gainers were Bajaj Auto (up 4.5%), Ashok Leyland (up 3.2%), Swaraj Mazda (up 2.4%), Maruti Suzuki (up 1%) and Hero Honda Motor (up 0.6%).
The BSE Oil & Gas Index (down 0.8%):The top gainers in the oil & gas space were MRPL (up 7%), GSPL (up 4.3%), Gujarat NRE Coke (up 2.7%), Chennai Petroleum (up 2.3%) and Essar Oil (up 1.6%).
The top losers were Cairn India (down 3.4%), Shiv-Vani Oil (down 3.1%), Jindal Drilling (down 1.8%), Reliance Inds (down 1.1%) and BPCL (down 1.1%).
The BSE Capital Goods Index (up 2.6%):The top gainers in the Capital Goods space were Jyoti Structures (up 12.1%), Areva T&D (up 7.2%), Kirloskar Brother (up 5.6%), L&T (up 4.5%) and Alstom Projects (up 4.4%).
The top losers were Alfa Laval India (down 3.2%), Elgi Equipments (down 2.9%), Gammon India (down 2.7%), Bharat Electronics (down 2.1%) and BHEL (down 1.3%).
The Cement Sector: The top gainers in the cement sector were Dalmia Cement (up 5.5%), Binani Indus (up 3.1%), ACC (up 2.8%), Gujarat Sidhee (up 2%) and Grasim Inds (up 1.3%).
The top losers were Prism Cement (down 3.5%), Shree Cement (down 3.3%), Mangalam Cement (down 2.4%), Ultratech Cement (down 0.6%) and Birla Corp (down 0.4%).
The Telecom Sector: The top gainers in the telecom space were TTML (up 10.5%), RCom (up 9.8%), Gemini Comm (up 8.2%), Himachal Futuristic (up 6.3%) and Idea Cellular (up 4.5%).
The Realty Sector (up 2%):The top gainers in the real estate space were Peninsula Land (up 5.8%), DLF (up 3.8%), Parsvnath (up 3.4%), Unitech (up 3.3%) and Anant Raj Indus (up 1.5%)
Ansal Properties lost 5.8% during the week.
The Metals sector (down 0.6%): The top losers were Tata Steel (down 2%), Adhunik Metaliks (down 1.5%), Tata Sponge (down 0.5%) and Jindal Steel (down 0.5%).
The top gainers in the metals sector were Bhuwalka Steel (up 22.6%), Lloyds Metals (up 18.6%), Bhushan Steel (up 3.8%), Monnet Ispat (up 2.5%) and Ispat Industries (up 1.9%).
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