Nifty Bank pares opening gains
Nifty Bank was trading lower by 0.74% at 24,197.70 levels on NSE at 0940 hours during Tuesday’s trading session. Whereas, the major benchmark indices, Nifty 50 and Sensex also opened in the negative territory. Nifty was trading down by 52 points at 9,860 levels and Sensex was trading lower by 168 points at 31,582 levels.
Bank of Baroda was the top loser in the index, trading lower by nearly 2% at Rs 2.80 per share. Federal Bank was trading down by 1.50% at Rs 108 per share. PNB was also trading lower by 1.48% at Rs 142 per share and IDFC Bank plunged by 1.07% at Rs 55 per share.
Index heavyweight, HDFC Bank was dragging down the Bank Nifty in the morning hours on Tuesday. August futures contract of Bank Nifty were trading at a discount of around 40 points ahead of its expiry. The rollover data in the futures contract as of August 28 stood at 26.82% as compared to 29.16% in the previous derivatives contract series.