26 December 2007

Sensex zooms 338 pts at close : Sify Finance

Sensex zooms 338 pts at close
Sensex rises 338 points on funds buying
Sensex closes above 20000

NSE 6070.75 +85.65
BSE 20192.52 +338.40

The bulls, aided by strong global markets and the decision of the government to allow trusts to invest in equities, stamped their supremacy in style once more and lifted stock prices up sharply in today's trade. Some stock specific stories and short-covering ahead of December series derivatives expiry also contributed to the surge in values today.

The gains posted by the benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty today were not as sharp as the ones recorded by them in the previous trading session, but were highly impressive, nevertheless.

While the Sensex, which touched a high of 20,211.47 in intra-day trades, ended with a handsome gain of 338.40 points or 1.7% at 20,192.52, the Nifty settled at 6070.75, up 1.43% or 85.65 points over its previous closing mark.

Information technology stocks, which opened on a weak note and were seen struggling till a little past mid afternoon, managed to recover lost ground thanks to strong buying during the final hour of trade. Oil, metal, capital goods, bank, power and realty stocks had a fine day. Automobile stocks pared some of their gains but still ended the day on a firm note. Buying remained selective in FMCG and healthcare sectors.

Besides large cap stocks, a number of stocks from midcap and smallcap segments too moved up sharply today. Mirroring investor interest for these stocks, the Midcap and Smallcap indices climbed up 2.05% and 3.02% respectively.

As the mood remained upbeat, only a few stocks, Bajaj Auto (down 1.1%), Tata Consultancy Services (down 0.95%), ONGC (down 0.9%), Hindustan Unilever (down 0.35%) and HDFC (down 0.25%) among the Sensex components failed to end on a positive note today.
Index heavyweight Reliance Industries (up 3.9%) moved up sharply and contributed significantly to the rise of the indices today. Realty stock DLF (up 4.35% to Rs 1013.95) was the biggest gainer from the Sensex pack. Metal stocks Hindalco and Tata Steel gained 4.2% and 3.55% respectively.

Tata Motors rallied 3.35% to Rs 752.10. State Bank of India gained nearly 3%. BHEL (2.65%), Reliance Energy (2.6%), Larsen & Toubro (2.6%), Reliance Communications (2.5%), Grasim Industries (2.1%), Cipla (1.55%), NTPC (1.35%), Bharti Airtel (1.3%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.25%) and Satyam Computer Services (1.05%) also ended on a high note.

ICICI Bank closed nearly a per cent up at Rs 1219.40. ITC, Ambuja Cements, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Maruti Suzuki, HDFC Bank and ACC ended with modest gains. IT bellwether Infosys Technologies edged up marginally. Wipro closed with a small gain.

Nifty stock BPCL gained nearly 5%. Zee Entertainment, Cairn India and Reliance Petroleum moved up by 4.65%, 3.65% and 3.4% respectively. ABB, Sterlite Industries, GAIL India, Tata Power and Siemens gained 1% - 3%. GlaxoSmithKline Pharma, Unitech, Punjab National Bank, SAIL and Idea Cellular also ended with notable gains.

Sun Pharmaceuticals, Nalco, Suzlon Energy and HCL Technologies posted sharp losses.
Though the market ended with handsome gains, volume of business remained thin once again. The National Stock Exchange recorded a turnover of Rs 15, 693.10 crore today. The market breadth remained strong. Out of 2945 stocks traded on BSE today, as many as 2283 stocks closed on a winning note. 639 stocks finished lower and 23 stocks ended at their previous closing levels.

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1 comment:

Vtrender INC said...

Thank you for your post Sensex zooms 338 pts at close : Sify Finance . you have a nice post.

Sensex closed over 180 points higher from the previous close after a sharp recovery in the final hour of the trade on Tuesday, thereby regaining the .

Kind regards

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