Live Stock Market Updates – Sensex up 100 ponts; Nifty hovers around 7,950 mark
Out of 1,854 stocks traded on the NSE, 307 declined, 1152 advanced and 395 remained unchanged in the opening hour.
The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading up 1.13% at 11867, whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading up 1.22% at 11633.
Hindalco, Tata Motors, Maruti, Adani Ports, and Bank of Baroda are among the gainers, whereas NTPC, Bharti Airtel, Bosch, Dr Reddy and Sun Pharma are losing sheen on Nifty 50.
Some buying activity is seen in Auto, Metal, Bank, Consumer Durables and Information Technology sectors, while Telecom, Power and Realty showing weakness on BSE.
The INDIA VIX is down 1.80% at 18.7525.
A total of 4 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 23 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.
The Indian rupee opened marginally higher by three paise at 68.13/$ against the previous close of 68.16/$.
Asian markets excluding Japan all traded in the green as an earthquake in Japan & threats of a Tsunami break out kept the Japanese index flat to marginally negative. This after oil hit a new 4 week high along with the Dow Jones, Nasdaq & the S&P index rising in tandem. The risk on trade is back in action as globally bullishness resurfaces with Japan & the US indices in new bull markets.
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