Opening Bell – Markets open lower
At 09:15 AM, Nifty opened at 10,062 level, down by 24 points while Sensex opened at 32,207 level, down by 34 points.
Bharti Infratel is top Nifty gainer, trading at Rs 373.45 per share, up by 0.92% while Lupin is top Nifty loser, trading at Rs 991.75 per share, down by 1.24%.
Nifty50 index is facing stiff resistance around the levels of 10,130-10,140, and if Nifty sustains above this level, a fresh upmove may be seen. On the downside, the level of 10,040 may act as an immediate support, with the next support seen around 10,000 level.
The rupee opened at 64.14 per USD.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 45 points to settle at 22,203. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 31 points to close at 6,429. The S&P 500 edged down 3 points to finish at 2,496.
Markets in Asia are jittery in early trade on Friday after a report of North Korea firing a ballistic missile across Japan. Japan’s Nikkei 225 has gained 0.12%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has plunged 0.69% and China’s Shanghai Composite has shed 0.54%.