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Top 10 firms gain over Rs 20,000 cr in market cap

business Updated: Nov 09, 2008 12:48 IST
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Breaking its six-week long losing trend, country's top 10 club added over Rs 20,000 crore to the combined market valuation in the past week, even as Reliance Industries and Infosys suffered losses.

The top 10 companies together gained Rs 23,273 crore in market cap last week, while country's most valued firm Reliance Industries alone lost Rs 24,063 crore from its valuation.

Also IT bellwether Infosys' valuation declined to Rs 6,371 crore in the past week.

At the end of Friday's trade, the total market value of the 10 most valued firms, comprising six from public sector and four private sector entities, stood at Rs 10,15,150 crore, up from Rs 9,91,877 crore a week ago.

Mukesh Ambani-led RIL saw its market value plummeting by Rs 24,063 crore in the past week to Rs 1,91,664 crore.

During the week, the shares of RIL witnessed a slump of over 15 per cent, which brought its valuation down from the crucial Rs two-trillion mark. However, it retained its numero uno position.

Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel slipped one place to the fourth position in top 10 club, whose gain of Rs 189 crore in market cap was offset by state-run NTPC's gain of Rs 8,781 crore.

Country's largest lender SBI grabbed the fifth spot, overtaking Infosys which suffered a decline in its mcap. Also state-run ONGC showed the highest gain of Rs 15,357 crore, followed by SBI's (Rs 8,872 crore) and NTPC (Rs 8,781 crore).

As per the elite list of top 10 firms, RIL is followed by ONGC (Rs 1,58,619 crore), NTPC (Rs 1,24,671 crore), Bharti Airtel (Rs 1,23,379 crore), SBI (Rs 79,312 crore), Infosys (Rs 72,728 crore), BHEL (Rs 68,782 crore), MMTC (Rs 68,726 crore), ITC (Rs 65,908 crore) and NMDC (Rs 61,810 crore).