Sensex closes flat, FMCG, PSU stocks up (Second Lead)

September 13th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Sensex Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed flat Thursday while keeping to the 18,000-mark level reached a day before.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 18,023.95 points, closed at 18,021.16 points (provisional), 21.13 points or 0.12 percent up from its previous day’s close at 18,000.03 points.

The Sensex touched a high of 18,062.68 and a low of 17,976.28 points in intra-day trade.

The wider 50-scrip S&P; CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange closed 0.08 percent up at 5,435.35.

On the sectoral front, the BSE FMCG index was up 3.16 points while PSU index was up 38.58 points and oil and gas index was up 36.92 points.

Top Sensex gainers were Hero MotoCorp, up 1.87 percent at Rs.1,819.10; BHEL, up 1.57 percent at Rs.200.75; Hindustan Unilever, up 1.25 percent at Rs.547; ONGC, up 1.16 percent at Rs.283.05; and Bajaj Auto, up 1.15 percent at Rs.1,711.50.

The main losers included Bharti Airtel, down 3.22 percent at Rs.252.70; Cipla, down 2.44 percent at Rs.369.55; Tata Motors, down 1.41 percent at Rs.259.10; Jindal Steel, down 1.27 percent at Rs.342.05; and Mahindra and Mahindra down 0.95 percent at Rs.754.90.

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