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Sectoral Funds - Weekly roundup - Views on News from Equitymaster
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  • Apr 7, 2001

    Sectoral Funds - Weekly roundup

    This week saw very low volumes on the bourses. However, the Sensex gained marginally by 0.4% to close at 3,576 points whereas the S&P CNX Nifty was down by 0.2% to close at 1,135 points.

    Open-ended, IT Schemes NAV
    Tata IT Sector Fund 7.1 -2.4% -8.1% -55.8% 7.8%
    Birla IT Fund (Gr) 8.1 -6.2% -20.1% -68.5% -2.4%
    K P Internet Opport.(Gr) 4.9 -8.4% -12.7% -45.7% -48.5%
    Sun F&C Emerg Tech (Gr) 3.7 -9.7% -21.2% -55.1% -57.3%
    UTI Sector- Software 8.3 -10.6% -17.9% -68.8% -15.1%
    K P Infotech (Gr) 14.0 -12.1% -19.5% -61.8% 50.6%
    K Tech 3.4 -12.3% -22.1% 0.0% -57.3%
    Chola Freedom Tech (Cum) 8.7 -12.4% -15.6% -55.8% -4.6%
    Pru ICICI Tech. (Gr) 3.2 -13.1% -17.8% -61.0% -66.2%
    Magnum Sector Funds-IT 6.9 -13.5% -23.1% -69.7% 4.7%
    DSP ML Tech.com (Gr) 3.8 -14.0% -24.9% 0.0% -55.5%
    Alliance New Millenn (Gr) 4.6 -14.4% -19.9% -59.9% -66.3%
    IL&FS eCOM Fund (Gr) 2.9 -16.5% -23.2% -70.5% -76.0%

    NASDAQ witnessed a decline as US infotech companies continued to witness profit warnings. This had a depressing effect on the domestic bourses. Indian software stocks continued their downward journey.

    Open-ended, IT Schemes NAV
    Magnum Sector Funds-Pharma 8.6 -5.0% -12.6% -16.9% -8.6%
    K P Pharma (Gr) 8.6 -5.3% -13.5% -16.9% -4.0%
    UTI Sector-Pharma 9.6 -6.1% -13.5% -13.2% -11.3%

    Dr Reddy saw some selling as FII (foreign institutional investors) offloaded domestic holdings to buy into Dr Reddy's ADR (American Depository Receipt). Ranbaxy also witnessed selling.

    Open-ended, IT Schemes NAV
    K P FMCG (Gr) 10.7 -2.6% -6.2% -16.0% 4.8%
    Pru ICICI FMCG (Gr) 9.0 -3.2% -7.5% -15.2% -7.2%
    Magnum Sector Funds-FMCG 6.6 -5.8% -13.4% -34.8% -20.7%

    Godrej Soaps witnessed some buying on news of its demerger. Colgate also saw upward movement. However, the Tata Tea stock saw some downward pressure as tea prices are expected to weaken. By and large fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks did not move significantly over the last week.



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