The BSE Consumer Durables sectoral index was the top gainer after BSE IT in today's trade.
The Consumer Durables index was up 139 points or 1.2%, around 11,765 levels during afternoon trade today. ITC
, and Marico
contributed the most to the index's gains.
Majority of the stocks were trading in the green, wherein Ruchi Soya
was up 10%, Godfrey Phillips
up 4%, Jyothy Lab
up 3%, eventually pushing the index to higher levels.
Bucking the trend, some heavyweight stocks such as Colgate
and Future Consumer
were trading in the red.
Meanwhile, the Sensex
rose 157 points at 35,807, while the Nifty
ended higher by 50 points at 10,780. The market breadth was narrow as 1,313 shares advanced, while 1,233 shares declined, and 181 shares remained unchanged.
IT stocks were trading higher led by Infosys
, KPIT Tech, Tata Elxsi, TCS
, Tech Mahindra, Wipro and Oracle Financial Services.
The auto index was however down dragged by Bajaj Auto
, Hero MotoCorp, Motherson Sumi, TVS Motor and Tata Motors DVR.
The top gainers from BSE include Reliance Industries, Zee Entertainment, Infosys, GAIL India, and Bharti Infratel, while the top losers include BPCL, Bharti Airtel, IOC, Bajaj Auto and Dr Reddy's Labs.