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Eight of top-10 cos add Rs 22k cr to m-cap

Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 12:32

Mumbai: Eight out of top-10 firms managed to
add over Rs 22,000 crore to their market capitalisation in the
holiday-truncated past week, with NTPC contributing a major
chunk to the kitty.

State-run NTPC was the biggest gainer at Rs 4,782.36
crore addition, taking its total market valuation to Rs
1,94,345.49 crore.

The country`s most valued firm Reliance Industries Ltd
(RIL), which is the numero uno on the list, added Rs 4,666.95
crore to its market capitalisation (m-cap) taking its total
valuation to Rs 3,58,040.03 crore.

Meanwhile, two state-run companies -- ONGC and MMTC --
together lost Rs 6,640 crore.

ONGC, the second largest oil producer after RIL, lost Rs
4,309.82 crore from its valuation taking its m-cap to Rs
2,51,862.64 crore.

Trading firm MMTC, at the fourth spot in the list of 10
companies, saw its valuation dip by Rs 2,330.25 crore to Rs
1,72,236.5 crore, while the country`s largest iron ore
producer NMDC, at the fifth spot, added Rs 3,389.82 crore to
its m-cap at Rs 1,67,587.87 crore.

The market traded only for three days last week, with
December 28, January 1 being holidays on account of Muharram
and the New Year Day, respectively.

IT firms Infosys Technologies and TCS together added Rs
1,119.94 crore to their market valuations.

Infosys Technologies is at the sixth position in the list
at Rs 1,49,421.51 crore and TCS is valued at Rs 1,46,741

The country`s largest public sector lender SBI, which is
at the eighth position in the list of top-10 firms by market
valuation, added Rs 3,260.11 crore taking its total valuation
to Rs 1,44,082.84 crore.

Private telecom services provider Bharti Airtel, at the
ninth position, added Rs 2,999.59 crore to its m-cap and power
equipment maker BHEL-- at the tenth spot-- saw its valuation
surge by Rs 1,811.23 crore.

Bharti Airtel`s total valuation stood at Rs 1,24,844.04
crore and that of BHEL at Rs 1,17,783.41 crore.

Meanwhile, the 30-share index Sensex during the past
week surged nearly one per cent or 104.2 points to close at
17,464.81 points on the BSE.


First Published: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 12:32
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