Equity Research lab Opening Bell – Markets open lower
Nifty 9886.4 -26.4 -0.003 9912.8
Banknifty 24302 -75.1 -0.003 24377.1
Sensex 31724.84 -25.98 -0.001 31750.82
USDINR 63.94 0.04 0.001 63.9
IOC was top Nifty gainer trading at Rs 9,870 per share, up by 0.61% whereas NTPC was top Nifty loser trading at Rs 167.6 per share, down by 3.29%. There were 477 advances, 924 declines and 504 unchanged stocks on NSE reflecting strong positive sentiments floating in the market.
On the broader markets, BSE Mid-cap index was trading at 15,399 level, down by 0.05% while BSE Small-cap index was trading at 15,800 level, down by 0.11%.
Nifty50 index after registering up-move for fourth session in a row, now needs to cross major hurdle of 9,930-9,940 and if it does sustain above this resistance zone it may extended its up-move upto levels of 9,980-10,020. On the flip side, the region of 9,870-9,980 is an immediate support level and if this support is breached next support stands at 9,840.
U.S. stocks spent the day oscillating in a narrow range and ended the session little changed on Monday, with the Dow industrial slipping in negative terrain and on the other hand, Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posting marginal gains as investor gauged the effect of Hurricane Harvey that has left parts of the Houston-area underwater. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 17 points to finish at 6,383 and the S&P scaled up 1 point to finish at 2,444. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 5 points to close at 21,808.
Asian indices were under pressure in early trade on Tuesday after reports that North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew over Japanese airspace. Japan’s Nikkei 225 has shed 143 points. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has lost 122 points and China’s Shanghai Composite is trading flat.