Mid-Session: Sensex loses nearly 100 points; FMCG index down by 1.24% Analysis for Jan 12, 2015

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The markets continued to trade in a negative territory during the afternoon session led by loses in Metal index followed by oil and gas stocks. Investors were cautious ahead of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) data due later in the day. Coal India, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries, Bajaj Auto, Hindalco Industries were among the notable losers.

At 12:31 hours, the 30-share barometer index of Bombay Stock Exchange, Sensex was at 27364.29 down by 94.09 points or by 0.34 per cent and then NSE Nifty was at 8268.6 down by 15.9 points or by 0.19 %.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2785, shares advanced were 1489 while 1169 shares declined and 127 were unchanged.

The BSE MIDCAP was at 10460.5 up by 34.49 points or by 0.33 %, while the BSE SMLCAP was at 11252.46 up by 54.12 points or by 0.48 %.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 888.00,+2.84%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 2096.00,+1.08%), State Bank of India (Rs. 305.25,+0.64%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 498.40,+0.61%), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 3180.90,+0.54%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Coal India Ltd. (Rs. 358.50,-4.59%), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 349.20,-2.02%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 844.00,-1.91%), Bajaj Auto Ltd. (Rs. 2340.00,-1.74%), Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Rs. 152.70,-1.48%), among others.

Among the thirteen sectoral indices, BSE FMCG index was at 7932.7 up by 97.34 points or by 1.24%. United Spirits Ltd. (Rs. 3082.35,+7.75%), Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Rs. 888.00,+2.84%), United Breweries Ltd. (Rs. 927.55,+2.80%), Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. (Rs. 1041.20,+1.98%), Tata Global Beverages Ltd. (Rs. 157.00,+1.09%),.

In BSE, BSE Metal index was at 10303.75 down by -183.68 points or by -1.75%. Coal India Ltd. (Rs. 358.50,-4.59%), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (Rs. 149.20,-2.32%), Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Rs. 152.70,-1.48%), Sesa Sterlite Ltd. (Rs. 204.80,-1.28%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 394.70,-1.21%),.

Story first published: Monday, January 12, 2015, 13:24 [IST]
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