- BSE Sensex edges higher, Infosys Ltd, TCS share prices surgeBSE Sensex up 125 points on rise in IT stocksICICI Bank, State Bank of India share prices fall 2 pct, Coal India merges top loser on BSE SensexEquity market outlook: If Nifty Jan fut breach support level, next one at 5980, Tata Power, Idea Cellular eyed
data showed China's trade surplus narrowed and investors awaited a report on US payrolls.
Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan inched up in 0.17-0.26 per cent range while equity barometers in China, Singapore and South Korea eased.
European stock markets were trading higher. Key indices in France, Germany and UK moved up by upto 0.57 per cent.
Coming back to the local market, besides Infosys, major Sensex gainers were Wipro 2.55 per cent, ITC 2.22 per cent, TCS 1.70 per cent, Dr Reddy's Lab 1.47 per cent, ONGC 1.25 per cent and Reliance Industries 0.75 per cent.
"Infosys Q3FY14 results were better than estimates and the IT sector was positive. However, post Q3 results from Indusind Bank, concerns rose on the asset quality performance, and heavy selling was seen in the banking stocks," said Rakesh Goyal, Senior Vice President, Bonanza Portfolio.
ICICI Bank dropped by 2.56 per cent, Coal India 2.37 per cent, M&M 2.13 per cent, Hindalco 2.08 per cent, Sesa Sterlite 1.97 per cent and SBI 1.85 per cent led 19 Sensex losers.
Hero Motocorp (1.85 per cent), Axis Bank (1.72 per cent), NTPC (1.72 per cent), Tata Steel (1.69 per cent), L&T (1.61 per cent, Cipla (1.09 per cent), Maruti Suzuki (1 per cent) and Tata Power (0.92 per cent) also saw selling.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, IT rose by 2.16 per cent, followed by Teck (1.76 per cent) and FMCG (1.43 per cent).
However, Realty fell by 1.55 per cent, Bankex 1.54 per cent, Metal 1.53 per cent, Capital Goods 1.29 per cent, Consumer Durables 1.28 per cent and Auto 1.03 per cent.
The overall market breadth remained negative as 1,505 stocks fell and 1,034 stocks rose.
Meanwhile, Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 3.74 crore yesterday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.