Sensex, Nifty upbeat; Realty stocks support 17/07/2017 14:25

Indian benchmark indices were trading higher tracking the global peers after Chinese GDP figures topped forecasts. Sentiments were also positive after the start of Monsoon Session of Parliament today. Meanwhile, in the first two weeks of this month, foreign investors had pumped in nearly Rs 11,000 crore in the capital markets keeping sentiment lifted for the day.

At 14:05 PM BSE SENSEX was at 32088 up by 67.25 points or by 0.21 per cent and then NSE Nifty was at 9913.05 up by 26.7 points or by 0.27 per cent.

The BSE Sensex touched intraday high of 32131.92 and intraday low of 32053.98 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 9920.3 and intraday low of 9894.7.

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Wipro Ltd. (Rs. 267.30,+3.01%), Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. (Rs. 381.70,+1.84%), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1553.00,+1.43%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1396.10,+1.37%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 301.75,+1.26%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were ITC Ltd. (Rs. 327.70,-2.82%), Coal India Ltd. (Rs. 247.45,-1.24%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 509.90,-0.62%), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2691.95,-0.46%), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Rs. 7525.00,-0.42%), among others.

Among the sectors, BSE Realty index was at 2159.97 up by 21.54 points or by 1.01%. Unitech Ltd. (Rs. 8.48,+10.85%), Godrej Industries Ltd. (Rs. 516.65,+2.58%), DLF Ltd. (Rs. 202.90,+0.77%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 198.25,+0.61%), Omaxe Ltd. (Rs. 205.10,+0.42%).

On the other hand, BSE_FMCG index was at 10662.19 down by -149.88 points or by -1.39%. Venky's (India) Ltd. (Rs. 2037.75,-5.48%), ITC Ltd. (Rs. 327.80,-2.79%), Som Distilleries & Breweries Ltd. (Rs. 131.50,-2.56%), Heritage Foods Ltd. (Rs. 1091.90,-2.29%), Manpasand Beverages Ltd. (Rs. 754.60,-2.25%).

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2818 , shares advanced were 1338 while 1313 shares declined and 167 were unchanged.