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Markets live: Sensex trading flat ahead of F&O expiry tomorrow

  • 1.25pmIndian equity markets were trading near flat due to profit-taking by funds and retail investors ahead of November month F&O contract expiry tomorrow.
  • The Sensex was trading up 8.65 points at 28,346.70 and the Nifty was trading down 0.4 point at 8,462.70.
  • Sectoral indices
  • TECk index fell the most by 0.5 per cent, followed by IT 0.31 per cent, banking 0.29 per cent and healthcare 0.02 per cent, while realty, power and FMCG indices were the star-performers and were up 1.95 per cent, 1.1 per cent and 0.9 per cent, respectively.
  • Gainers, losers
  • GAIL, Cipla, ITC, BHEL and SSLT were the major Sensex gainers, while the major losers were Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Auto, ICICI Bank, Wipro and Axis Bank.
  • Rupee weakens: Rupee trading a tad weak at 61.87.
  • European markets: Euro zone equity indexes were set to rise taking cues from Asian markets.
  • 12.38pmIndian equity markets were trading near flat due to profit-taking by funds and retail investors ahead of November month F&O contract expiry tomorrow.
  • The Sensex was trading down 30.1 points at 28,307.95 and the Nifty was trading down 11.5 points at 8,451.60.
  • Sectoral indices
  • TECk index fell the most by 0.55 per cent, followed by IT 0.47 per cent, banking 0.47 per cent and healthcare 0.14 per cent, while realty and power indices were the star-performers and were up 1.35 per cent and 1.01 per cent, respectively.
  • Gainers, losers
  • GAIL, Cipla, ITC, BHEL and M&M were the major Sensex gainers, while the major losers were Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Auto, Hindalco, ICICI Bank and Wipro.
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  • 11.55amThe Sensex and the Nifty were trading marginally in the red due to selling in TECk, IT, bank and healthcare stocks amid firm Asian cues.
  • The BSE benchmark Sensex was trading down 48.19 points or 0.17 per cent at 28,289.86 and the NSE index Nifty was trading down 14.55 points or 0.17 per cent at 8,448.55.
  • Sectoral indices
  • TECk index fell the most by 0.57 per cent, followed by IT 0.56 per cent, banking 0.35 per cent and healthcare 0.21 per cent, while realty and power indices were the star-performers and were up 1.27 per cent and 1.09 per cent, respectively.
  • Gainers, losers
  • GAIL, Cipla, ITC, BHEL and SSLT were the major Sensex gainers, while the major losers were Bajaj Auto, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddy's, ICICI Bank and Hindalco.
  • BSE gainers: GAIL leads the pack
  • Australian shares: Australian shares leapt 1.2 per cent.
  • Nikkei down: Nikkei edges down ahead of US data.
  • 11.03amThe Sensex and the Nifty were trading in correction mode. The Sensex was trading down 37.28 points at 28,300.77 and the Nifty was trading down 16.75 points at 8,446.35.
  • Sectoral indices
  • Realty index gained the most by 0.96 per cent, followed by power 0.93 per cent and FMCG 0.6 per cent, while banking index was down 0.62 per cent, followed by TECk 0.42 per cent, IT 0.31 per cent and auto 0.19 per cent.
  • Gainers, losers
  • GAIL, Cipla, ITC, BHEL and SSLT were the major Sensex gainers, while the major losers were Bajaj Auto, ICICI Bank, Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank and Dr Reddy's.
  • Rupee marginally strong: The rupee was trading marginally strong at 61.84 against the dollar.
  • Asian markets: Nikkei 225 was up 20 points at 17,427 and Hang Seng rose 35.76 points to 23,879.67.
  • 10.28amA SEBI clarification last week that FPI norms would also apply to P-Notes saw the Nifty and the Sensex trading in correction mode.
  • The Sensex was trading down 1.7 points at 28,336.35 and the Nifty was trading down 5.8 points at 8,457.30.
  • Sectoral indices
  • Power index gained the most by 0.93 per cent, followed by FMCG 0.74 per cent and PSU 0.64 per cent, while banking index was down 0.42 per cent, followed by TECk 0.4 per cent, IT 0.35 per cent and auto 0.21 per cent.
  • Gainers, losers
  • GAIL, Cipla, ITC, BHEL and NTPC were the major Sensex gainers, while the major losers were Bajaj Auto, Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, Dr Reddy's and HDFC Bank.
  • Brokers comment
  • A report by SMC Investments and Advisors said: "CNX Nifty futures on the Singapore stock exchange were trading 20 points down at 8,450, indicating a negative opening in the domestic market. The market sentiment was weak after stock market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) imposed restrictions on issue of Offshore Derivative Instruments (ODIs) by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). Most of the Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for a fourth day of gains, as materials and healthcare shares advanced, countering a decline in Japan's Topix (TPX) index amid a stronger yen. US stocks broke a three-session streak of record highs Tuesday, as a renewed slide in oil prices dragged down energy shares. US consumer confidence index dropped to 88.7 in November from a downwardly revised 94.1 in October. Economists had expected the index to climb to 96.5 from the 94.5 originally reported for the previous month."
  • Rupee up at 61.83: The rupee opened marginally higher at 61.83 on increased dollar selling.
  • 9.40am The Sensex and the Nifty wiped off their early losses and were trading marginally in the green.
  • The 30-share BSE index Sensex was trading up 29.14 points or 0.1 per cent at 28,367.19 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was trading up 3.8 points or 0.04 per cent at 8,466.90.
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  • 9.15 amThe Sensex and the Nifty opened the session marginally in the red on sustained selling by funds and retail investors in select stocks amid firm global cues.
  • Sectoral indices
  • Consumer durables index was up 0.84 per cent, followed by power 0.81 per cent, FMCG 0.73 per cent and PSU 0.7 per cent, while realty index down 0.64 per cent, banking (-0.21 per cent), TECk (-0.13 per cent) and auto (-0.04 per cent) lost investors' support.
  • Gainers, losers
  • GAIL, BHEL, ITC, Tata Power and M&M were the major BSE gainers, while the top five losers were Bajaj Auto, Hindalco, Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors and HDFC Bank.
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  • Asian markets
  • Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after upbeat US economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook.
  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 per cent. Nikkei 225 was down 13 points at 17,394, while Hang Seng was up 29.46 points at 23,873.37.
  • Wall Street
  • US stocks had ended little changed on Tuesday as the US economy grew more than expected last quarter but soft readings on consumer confidence and house prices kept major indexes in a tight range.
  • The Dow Jones industrial average fell 2.96 points to 17,814.94, the S&P 500 lost 2.38 points to 2,067.03 and the Nasdaq Composite added 3.36 points to 4,758.25.
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