FIIs buy Sensex shares worth over $5 bn in Oct-Dec qtr
The FII holding declined in only one blue-chip company Hero MotoCorp during the October-December 2012 quarter, showing the shareholding pattern of 30 Sensex companies.
Most of the foreign entities trade in Indian stocks through FII route and market analysts said the overseas investors appear to have been enthused by the stability in the equity market and reform initiatives taken by the government during the quarter.
As per the current market value of the Sensex companies, FIIs are estimated to have purchased shares worth about Rs 26,335 crore (USD 5 billion) in 29 Sensex companies during the last quarter.
At the same time, the FIIs are estimated to have sold shares worth about Rs 129 crore (USD 24 million) in one Sensex company - resulting in a net investment of over Rs 26,207 crore (USD 4.89 billion) in all the Sensex firms together.
FIIs infused a net amount of more than Rs 46,000 crore in the entire Indian stock market in October-December quarter on the back of a slew of reforms initiated by the government, pushing the broader market Sensex to surge 664 points, or 3.5
per cent, during the period.
Among the Sensex firms, FIIs raised their stake in HDFC, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, Infosys, Wipro, ICICI Bank, Larsen & Toubro, SBI, Cipla, GAIL, BHEL and Mahindra & Mahindra during three months ended December
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