Markets end marginally in red on the F&O settlement day
1-Jan-1970

The markets closed marginally in the red on the Future & Options settlement day. The Sensex closed at 11,699.05 down 24.87 points. The Nifty down 16 points to close at 3414.

The BSE Small Cap Index lost 71 points to close at 5,778.99.
The BSE Midcap Index closed at 4,798.07 down 43 points.
The BSE FMCG Index closed was up 0.8% at 2,029.65.  Nestle, ITC closed in green.
The BSE Health Care Index gained 0.2% at 3,538.50.  Aventis Pharma, GSK Pharma, Cipla, Ranbaxy Labs, Wyeth and Ipca Labs  gained.
The BSE Oil and Gas Index lost 1.1% at 5,661.62. GAIL, BPCL, HPCL, Kochi Refineries, Chennai Petro, MRPL, Reliance, Petronet LNG and ONGC slipped.
The BSE Auto Index closed at 4,944.95 down 0.7%. Hind Motors, Exide Industries, Bharat Forge, Amtek Auto, Escorts, TVS Motor, Sundaram-Clayton and Cummins were among the losers.
The BSE Capital Goods Index lost 0.8% at 7,714.98. HEG, Praj Industries, Ingersoll Rand, Thermax, BEML  closed lower.
The BSE Metal Index lost 1.6% at 8,094.18. SAIL, Sesa Goa, Hind Zinc, Tata Steel, Welspun Guj, Sterlite Ind, Jindal Steel and Nalco witnessed selling pressure.
The BSE IT Index closed flat at 4,286.42 and the BSE Bankex was also flat at 5,308.01.
The NSE cash turnover was at Rs 7852.16 crore and the NSE F&O turnover was at Rs 36048.28 crore. The BSE cash turnover was Rs 2758 crore. Total market wide turnover was at Rs 46658.44 crore.

Markets today:

Markets end flat amid choppy trade on the F&O expiry
Sensex down 25.87 points at 11699.05
Nifty down 16.45 points at 3413.90
BSE Metal Index down 1.55%; Steel co's likely to cut prices  by 2-4%
SAIL down 3.67% & Tata Steel down 2%
BSE Oil & Gas Index down 1.1%; BPCL down 3%, HPCL down 1.9%, RIL down 1%
Auto stocks slide on profit booking, BSE Auto index down 0.7%
Total Market Turnover at Rs 46658.44 cr

Markets at 14:07 pm

Markets trading flat: Cipla, ITC, Grasim up

The markets are trading flat on the F&O expiry day. At 14.07 pm IST, the Sensex is up 7.06 points or 0.06% at 11730.98, and the Nifty down 3.30 points or 0.10% at 3427.05.

About 861 shares have advanced, 1529 shares declined, and 61 shares are unchanged.
The major gainers on the indices are Cipla, ITC, Hindalco, GlaxoSmithKline and Grasim.
Top losers on the Sensex are Reliance Comm down 1.44%, Tata Motors down 1.22%, Satyam down 1.2%
Top losers on the Nifty are Zee down 3.69%, Suzlon Energy down 2.52% and MTNL down 2.17%.
Index heavyweight Hindustan Lever was trading at Rs 235.00 down 0.47% from its previous close of Rs 236.10.
Index heavyweight Reliance was trading at Rs 1,125.50 down 0.33% from its previous close of Rs 1,129.25.
Tech major Infosys was trading at Rs 1,812.40 up 0.75% from its previous close of Rs 1,798.85.
Cigarette major ITC was trading at Rs 190.00 up 1.41% from its previous close of Rs 187.35.
Refinery major HPCL was trading at Rs 280.90 down 0.85% from its previous close of Rs 283.30.

Markets at 12:57 pm

Markets lacklustre: Zee, MTNL, Tata Tea slip

The markets are lacklustre near its previous day's close. At 12.57 pm IST, the Sensex is down 15 points at 11708 and the Nifty down 12 points or 0.39% at 3418.
About 892 shares have advanced, 1386 shares declined, and 72 shares are unchanged.
Top gainers on the indices are Cipla, TCS, Hindalco and GlaxoSmithKline.
Top losers on the Sensex are Reliance Comm down 2.28%, Tata Motors down 1.35% and BHEL down 1.17%.
Top losers on the Nifty are Zee down 5.99%, MTNL down 2.36% and Tata Tea down 2.23%.
Index heavyweight Hindustan Lever was trading at Rs 235.25 down 0.36% from its previous close of Rs 236.10.
Index heavyweight Reliance was trading at Rs 1,125.50 down 0.33% from its previous close of Rs 1,129.25.
Tech major Infosys was trading at Rs 1,811.50 up 0.7% from its previous close of Rs 1,798.85.
Cigarette major ITC was trading at Rs 188.75 up 0.75% from its previous close of Rs 187.35.
Refinery major HPCL was trading at Rs 282.50 down 0.28% from its previous close of Rs 283.30.

Markets at 11:59 am

Markets choppy: Rel Comm, Tata Motors top losers

The markets are choppy and are currently hovering around its previous day's closeAt 11.59 am IST, the Sensex is up 8.88 points or 0.08% at 11732.8, and the Nifty up 4.35 points or 0.13% at 3434.7.
About 896 shares have advanced, 1270 shares declined, and 81 shares are unchanged.
Top gainers on the indices are Cipla, TCS, Hindalco and GlaxoSmithKline.
Top losers on the Sensex are Reliance Comm down 2.02%, Tata Motors down 1.19% and Maruti Udyog down 0.9%
Top losers on the Nifty are SAIL down 2.54%, NALCO down 1.9% and MTNL down 1.89%
Most active shares on BSE are Reliance at Rs 1,128.00 with volume of 4,95,162  shares; Tata Steel at Rs 504.75 with volume of 6,33,004 shares and Reliance Comm at Rs 298.75 with volume of 8,03,163 shares.  
Index heavyweight Hindustan Lever was trading at Rs 234.15 down 0.83% from its previous close of Rs 236.10.
Index heavyweight Reliance was trading at Rs 1,127.55 down 0.15% from its previous close of Rs 1,129.25.
Tech major Infosys was trading at Rs 1,811.80 up 0.72% from its previous close of Rs 1,798.85.
Cigarette major ITC was trading at Rs 188.00 up 0.35% from its previous close of Rs 187.35.
Refinery major HPCL was trading at Rs 282.50 down 0.28% from its previous close of Rs 283.30.

Markets at 11:12 am

Markets witness volatility on the F&O expiry day

The markets are witnessing volatility on the F&O expiry day and are trading flat. At 11.12 am IST, the Sensex is down 2.77 points or 0.02% at 11721.15, and the Nifty up 0.30 points or 0.01% at 3430.65.
About 872 shares have advanced, 1045 shares declined, and 65 shares are unchanged.
Top gainers on the indices are Cipla up 1.65%, TCS up 1.26% and ONGC up 1.03%
Top losers on the Sensex are Reliance Comm down 1.43%, Maruti Udyog down 0.88% and Tata Motors down 0.87%
Top losers on the Nifty are SAIL down 2.81%, NALCO down 1.59% and MTNL down 1.43%.
Index heavyweight Hindustan Lever was trading at Rs 234.40 down 0.72% from its previous close of Rs 236.10.
Index heavyweight Reliance was trading at Rs 1,127.15 down 0.19% from its previous close of Rs 1,129.25.
Tech major Infosys was trading at Rs 1,807.15 up 0.46% from its previous close of Rs 1,798.85.
Cigarette major ITC was trading at Rs 188.05 up 0.37% from its previous close of Rs 187.35.
Refinery major HPCL was trading at Rs 282.35 down 0.34% from its previous close of Rs 283.30.

Markets at 9:57 am

Markets open in the green tracking Asian peers

The markets opened in green tracking its Asian peers. At 9:57 am, the Sensex was up 65 points at 11788 and the Nifty was trading at 3446 up 16 points.

Asian markets moved higher today, Japan's Nikkei gained 1.69%, South Korea's Seoul Composite was up 1.37%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng soared 0.44%, Taiwan Weighted moved up 0.86% and Singapore's Straits Times was up 0.72%.
Wall Street stocks advanced on GDP report; Dow, Nasdaq both were up 13 points
Top gainers on the indices were ONGC, Bajaj Auto, ITC, OBC, SAIL and Ranbaxy.

Market cues:

FIIs net buy USD 79.3 million in equity on August 29
MFs net buy Rs 73.07 crore (Rs 730.7 million) in equity on August 29
NSE F&O Open Interest up by Rs 366 crore (Rs 3.66 billion) at Rs 39,088 crore (Rs 390.88 billion)



Source: Moneycontrol.com, New Delhi, August 31, 2006
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