BSE Sensex surges 0.04% as all sectors gain but FMCG

The BSE 30-share Sensex was up 7.53 points or 0.04% to 18,409.35. The Sensex rose 52.56 points at the day's high of 18,454.38 in early afternoon trade. The index fell 30.80 points at the day's low of 18,371.02 in early trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was up 12.85 points or 0.23% to 5,543.50, its highest closing since 18 January 2008. Nifty struck an intra-day high of 5,549.80 in mid-afternoon trade.

The total turnover on BSE amounted to Rs 5650 crore, higher than Rs 5230.65 crore on Friday, 20 August 2010.

The BSE Mid-Cap index rose 0.84% and the BSE Small-Cap index rose 0.94%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

Except the BSE FMCG index, all the other sectoral indices on BSE rose. The BSE Consumer Durables index (up 4.37%), PSU index (up 1.1%), Healthcare index (up 0.65%), Power index (up 0.6%), banking sector index Bankex (up 0.56%), IT index (up 0.56%), Capital Goods index (up 0.52%), Auto index (up 0.46%), Metal index (up 0.36%), Oil & Gas index (up 0.21%), and Realty index (up 0.16%), outperformed the Sensex. The BSE FMCG index (down 1.04%), underperformed the Sensex.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1740 Negative 1244 Unchanged 72
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 18 rose and rest fell.