Sensex tad higher; SSLT, SBI gains Analysis for Oct 31, 2013

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The 30-share benchmark index inched higher during the noon trading session, tad higher at 60 points, supported by gains in SSLT, Wipro, State Bank of India, Bahrti Airtel, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries and Tata Motors among others. On the other hand, rupee is trading at 61.43 versus its close of 61.2350/2450, hurt by broad gains in the dollar following the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to keep its massive bond-buying stimulus in place.

At 1:15PM BSE SENSEX was at 21068.2, up by 34.23, points or by 0.16 per cent, while the NSE Nifty was at 6269.55, up by 17.85 points or by 0.29 per cent.

The BSE Sensex touched an intraday high of 21110.99 and an intraday low of 20991.98, while the NSE Nifty touched an intraday high of 6273.6 and an intraday low of 6235.9.

The BSE MIDCAP was at 6075.07, up by 54.06 points or by 0.9 per cent, while the BSE SMLCAP was at 5891.74, up by 26.95 points or by 0.46 per cent.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Sesa Sterlite Ltd. (Rs. 203.00,+2.42%), Wipro Ltd. (Rs. 484.75,+1.87%), State Bank of India (Rs. 1751.00,+1.74%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 364.00,+1.38%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 383.50,+1.05%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2481.85,-1.62%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 284.00,-1.61%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 887.50,-1.06%), GAIL (India) Ltd. (Rs. 342.35,-0.74%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 608.90,-0.73%), among others.

Among the sectors, In BSE, BSE_CDS index was at 6226.58 up by 83.08 points or by 1.35%. PC Jeweller Ltd. (Rs. 104.05,+4.26%), Rajesh Exports Ltd. (Rs. 97.50,+2.58%), Gitanjali Gems Ltd. (Rs. 64.60,+2.22%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 260.00,+1.68%), TTK Prestige Ltd. (Rs. 3315.65,+0.76%),.

In BSE, BSE_FMCG index was at 6786.49 down by -17.83 points or by -0.26%. United Breweries Ltd. (Rs. 926.30,-2.05%), Dabur India Ltd. (Rs. 177.35,-1.00%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 608.90,-0.73%), Nestle India Ltd. (Rs. 5575.00,-0.39%), Tata Global Beverages Ltd. (Rs. 164.45,-0.30%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was positive. On BSE out of total 2526 shares traded, 1160 shares advanced, 1189 shares declined while 177 remained unchanged.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 13:36 [IST]
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