Nifty, Sensex open on a flat note
IT stocks outperformed in early trades followed by realty socks, But all other indices are in red.
Benchmark indices opened marginally in the red. Bank Nifty opened 90 points lower. IT stocks outperformed in early trades followed by realty socks. But all other indices are in red. The 10,630 level continues to act as a stiff resistance zone for the Nifty, only a break above that could lead to fresh up move. Bank Nifty has crucial support at 24,840 levels.
The BSE Sensex was down 52.82 points at 34,563.82 and the NSE Nifty fell 21.10 points to 10,593.30.
The mid-cap and small-cap shares were trading on a muted note as the respective indices were little changed in the opening deals.
Bharti Airtel share price gained more than 3% after reporting profit against expectations of loss in the quarter ended March 2018.
Infratel (+1.99%), Airtel (+1.96%), Wipro (+1.03%), HPCL (+0.64%), BPCL (+0.60%) were the top gainers on NSE.
HCL Tech (-0.98%), NTPC (-0.84%), Lupin (-0.78%), ZEEL (-0.76%), Grasim (-0.67%) were the top losers on NSE.
Key results to watch out today include Wipro, Ultratech, Bajaj Corp, Future Supply Chain, ICICI Lombard General, Indiabulls Real Estate, Jindal Stainless, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, Reliance Nippon Life AMC, Syngene International, Agro Tech Foods, GHCL, Khaitan Electricals, KSB Pumps, Meera Industries, Miven Machine Tools, Soril Holdings and Ventures, Sterlite Technologies, Wendt
Indian Bond Markets to remain volatile
Indian bond yields to remain volatile amidst negative sentiments on back of depreciating rupee, rising crude oil prices and rising US yields.
The 10-year US bond yield touched 3% on Tuesday for the first time since 2014 on the expectation of Fed increasing rates aggressively to fight inflation. On the domestic front, the 10-year bond is currently trading at 7.72% as against its previous close of 7.68%
Stocks witnessed a big correction is yesterday’s session. The Dow Jones fell 1.74% to 24,024, while the Nasdaq slipped 1.75% to 7,007 as 10-year US Treasury yield continued to surge higher, breaching its important psychological level of 3% during the trade.
European markets ended higher with FTSE closing 0.36% higher, CAC ended up 0.1%, while the DAX ended 0.17% lower. European stocks held steady as investors assessed the implications of the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbing above the closely-watched 3% level for the first time since 2014.