Markets End In Green

Monday, February 25, 2013, Indian market closing: Indian equity markets ended a volatile trading session in the positive.
By Nidhi Gandhi |  25-02-13 | 

Amid high volatility, India equity markets started off a new trading week on a positive note, ending marginally higher. The markets which opened in the positive came under pressure and erased early gains after the Mid-cap and Small-cap indices witnessed a sudden fall, to finally close marginally higher. On the global front, Asian markets ended in the positive while the European markets were trading in the positive. Market sentiments are likely to remain cautious ahead of the F&O expiry for the month of February and the Union Budget to be announced later this week. Market breadth was negative as on the BSE 1,279 shares declined while 897 shares advanced.

The BSE Sensex touched a high of 19,411 and a low of 19,238 before it ended higher by 0.08% or 14.68 points to close at 19,332. The S&P CNX Nifty too moved higher by 0.08% or 4.45 points to close at 5,855. The BSE Mid-cap and Small-cap indices ended in the negative, down by 1.20% 1.36% respectively.

4 out of the 13 indices on the BSE sectoral space ended in the green. Leading the pack of gainers was the BSE IT index which moved up by 1.86%; followed by the BSE Teck index which moved up by 1.28%. The other major gainers were the BSE Auto and BSE Healthcare indices which moved up by 0.78% and 0.02% respectively. Leading the pack of losers was the BSE Realty index, down by 2.39%; followed by the BSE Capital Goods index which fell by 1.68%. The other major losers were the BSE Metal, BSE Oil&Gas and BSE PSU indices which moved down by 1.08%, 1.05% and 1.04% respectively.

15 out of the 30 shares on the BSE Sensex ended in the green. The top 5 gainers were Infosys (+2.84%), Tata Motors (+2.06%), Hero MotoCorp (+1.42%), BHEL (+1.29%) and TCS (+1.16%). On the other hand, the top 5 losers were Cipla (-2.60%), L&T (-2.30%), ONGC (-2.04%), Coal India (-1.99%) and RIL (-1.01%).

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