Nine of the top 10 firms add Rs 56,112 crore in m-cap; ONGC, Reliance Industries shine


NEW DELHI: The combined market valuation of nine of the top 10 most valued companies surged by Rs 56,112 crore last week, as the benchmark indices recorded their best gains since September 2, with ONGC and RIL emerging as the biggest gainers.

Barring TCS, which saw a market cap erosion of Rs 5,999.87 crore to Rs 4,32,197.39 crore, the remaining nine companies saw rise in their market valuations for the week ended December 9, totalling Rs 56,112.71 crore.

The market valuation of ONGC advanced by Rs 13,389.36 crore to Rs 2,62,568.3 crore, becoming the top gainer in the chart.

RIL’s market valuation zoomed by Rs 10,087.57 crore, to Rs 3,32,922.08 crore, while m-cap of SBI soared by Rs 9,004.85 crore to Rs 2,06,490.48 crore.

ITC added Rs 8,968.35 crore to its market capitalisation to Rs 2,85,775.45 crore, while, market valuation of InfosysBSE 0.26 % rose by Rs 5,340.38 crore to Rs 2,26,788.37 crore and HDFC added Rs 4,311.96 crore to its market worth, which then increased to Rs 2,00,822.68 crore.

The market valuation of HULBSE 0.32 % rose by Rs 2,553.87 crore to Rs 1,82,840.06 crore and CILBSE -1.60 % added Rs 694.8 crore to its m-cap during last week, following which it stood at Rs 1,94,038.58 crore.

HDFC bank’s market valuation stood at Rs 3,05,874.93 crore, registering a rise of Rs Rs 1,761.57 crore.

In terms of ranking of the top 10 firms, TCS retained its numeroBSE 0.00 % uno status followed by RIL, HDFC Bank, ITC, ONGC, Infosys, SBI, HDFC, CIL and HUL.

On a weekly basis, both key indices — the Sensex and the Nifty — recorded their best gains since September 2 by rising 516.52 points, or 1.96 per cent, and 174.95 points, or 2.16 per cent, respectively.

“It is a significant evidence that the market is trying to reverse its medium-term downtrend. If bulls prove their strength with sustained buying, we expect the Nifty to find momentum and test the level of 8,400,” Rohit Gadia, Founder & CEO, CapitalVia Global Research Ltd said in a research note.