BSE Sensex rises 0.26% as market rally led by FMCG, power

The BSE 30-share Sensex was up 46.71 points or 0.26% to 18,226.35. The Sensex rose 81.42 points at the day's low of 18,261.06 in afternoon trade. The index fell 20.51 points at the day's high of 18,159.13 in late trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was up 15.55 points or 0.28% to 5,477.90.

The BSE Mid-Cap index fell 0.09%. The BSE Small-Cap index rose 0.08%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.

Sectoral indices on BSE were mixed. The BSE FMCG index (up 1.16%), Power index (up 0.89%), Capital Goods index (up 0.66%), PSU index (up 0.52%), and banking sector index Bankex (up 0.48%), outperformed the Sensex. The BSE Auto index (up 0.21%), IT index (down 0.02%), Metal index (down 0.02%), Healthcare index (down 0.04%), Consumer Durables index (down 0.43%), Realty index (down 0.5%) and Oil & Gas index (down 0.61%), underperformed the Sensex.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 4839 crore, lower than Rs 5751.03 crore on Wednesday, 25 August 2010.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1339 Negative 1605 Unchanged 90
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 18 rose and rest fell.