BSE Sensex surges 1.15% as all sectors gain except consumer durables

The BSE 30-share Sensex was up 208.27 points or 1.15% to 18,257.12. The index rose 237.15 points at the day's high of 18,286 at the fag end of the trading session. The index rose 18.82 points at the day's low of 18067.67 in early trade.

The S&P CNX Nifty was up 65 points or 1.2% to 5,479.15.

The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.85%. The Small-Cap index up 0.7%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.

Barring the BSE Consumer Durables index, all the other sectoral indices on BSE rose. The BSE IT index (up 1.96%), FMCG index (up 1.45%), Metal index (up 1.43%), Auto index (up 1.27%), and banking sector index Bankex (up 1.16%), outperformed the Sensex. The BSE Healthcare index (up 0.98%), PSU index (up 0.46%), Capital Goods index (up 0.32%), Realty index (up 0.28%), Oil & Gas index (up 0.27%), and Consumer Durables index (down 0.2%), underperformed the Sensex. The BSE Power index was unchanged for the day, underperforming the Sensex which rose 1.15%.

BSE clocked turnover of Rs 5215 crore, higher than Rs 5000.97 crore on Tuesday, 17 August 2010.

Market Breadth:

Positive 1684 Negative 1292 Unchanged 108
From the 30 share Sensex pack, 22 rose and rest fell.