Sensex pares early gains on profit booking Analysis for Feb 25, 2014

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In a volatile trade, the stock market benchmark pared its early gains and slipped into a negative terrain amid cautious approach ahead of February 2014 F&O expiry on Wednesday.

At 12:40 PM, BSE Sensex was at 20864.01 up by 52.57 points or by 0.25 per cent while the NSE Nifty was at 6182.6 down by 3.5 points or by 0.06 per cent.

The BSE MIDCAP was at 6473.41 up by 31.81 points or by 0.49 per cent, while the BSE SMLCAP was at 6436.91 up by 21.28 points or by 0.33 per cent.

The BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 20912.54 and intraday low of 20847.72 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 6216.85 and intraday low of 6197.35.

In BSE, BSE_CDS index was at 5916.32 up by 125.91 points or by 2.17%. The major gainers were VIP Industries Ltd. (Rs. 68.00,+6.17%), Blue Star Ltd. (Rs. 147.50,+2.93%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 241.75,+2.81%), Bajaj Electricals Ltd. (Rs. 237.70,+2.74%), Rajesh Exports Ltd. (Rs. 79.95,+1.46%).

In BSE, BSETECk index was at 5177.35 up by 46.82 points or by 0.91%. Hughes Ispat Ltd. (Rs. 7.63,+2.42%), Tata Communications Ltd. (Rs. 277.40,+1.99%), Reliance Communications Ltd. (Rs. 113.10,+1.53%), Wipro Ltd. (Rs. 586.90,+1.52%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 287.00,+1.45%).

In BSE, BSE Metal index was at 8842.77 down by 45.43 points or by 0.51%. Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Ltd. (Rs. 55.85,-2.45%), NMDC Ltd. (Rs. 132.45,-2.07%), Coal India Ltd. (Rs. 249.20,-1.13%), Sesa Sterlite Ltd. (Rs. 182.15,-0.92%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 366.15,-0.83%).

NTPC continued its losing streak with a fall of over 1.5%, after losing more than 10% yesterday on concerns over the new norms by the electricity regulator CERC .

In BSE, BSE_PSU index was at 5460.62 down by -25.24 points or by -0.46%. Engineers India Ltd. (Rs. 147.45,-3.78%), Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Ltd. (Rs. 55.85,-2.45%), NMDC Ltd. (Rs. 132.45,-2.07%), GAIL (India) Ltd. (Rs. 355.65,-1.98%), Indian Overseas Bank (Rs. 45.60,-1.94%),.

On BSE, total number of shares traded was 17.09 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 1903.67 Crore.

On NSE, total number of shares traded was 46.73 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 8411.56 Crore.

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Story first published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:12 [IST]
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