Sensex up over 112 points; ICICI Bank, ONGC surge Analysis for Aug 27, 2014

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Markets sustained their early gains with the Sensex up 112 points supported by gains in index heavyweights including ICICI Bank, ONGC, Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors, Hindustan Unilever and Wipro among others.

At 1:32PM BSE SENSEX was at 26554.08, up by 111.27 points or by 0.42 per cent, while the NSE Nifty was at 7932.4, up by 27.65 points or by 0.35 per cent.

The BSE MIDCAP was at 9312.85, up by 54.03 points or by 0.58 per cent, while the BSE SMLCAP was at 10268.45 up by 95.07 points or by 0.93 per cent.

The BSE Sensex touched an intraday high of 26599.12 and an intraday low of 26526.47, while the NSE Nifty touched an intraday high of 7946.85 and an intraday low of 7924.3.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1544.00,+2.25%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 425.55,+1.78%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 2290.05,+1.45%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 737.00,+1.35%), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 519.30,+1.25%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 138.15,-2.02%), Sesa Sterlite Ltd. (Rs. 277.35,-1.39%), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (Rs. 229.70,-1.08%), HDFC Bank Ltd. (Rs. 835.70,-0.81%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 522.10,-0.55%), among others.

Among the sectors, In BSE, BSE_FMCG index was at 7379.97 up by 71.53 points or by 0.98%. Dabur India Ltd. (Rs. 232.90,+2.69%), Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. (Rs. 1548.95,+2.58%), Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. (Rs. 952.45,+1.57%), Jubilant Foodworks Ltd. (Rs. 1305.90,+1.39%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 737.00,+1.35%),.

On the flip side, In BSE, BSE Power index was at 2034.48 down by -17.99 points or by -0.88%. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 128.20,-2.17%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 138.15,-2.02%), Siemens Ltd. (Rs. 794.00,-1.19%), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (Rs. 229.70,-1.08%), Crompton Greaves Ltd. (Rs. 195.20,-0.96%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was positive. On BSE out of total 2968 shares traded, 1549 shares advanced, 1285 shares declined while 134 were unchanged.

Story first published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 14:00 [IST]
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