Markets likely to open up ahead of F&O expiry
Indian equity benchmarks are likely to open on a positive note on Wednesday tracking solid gains across markets in Asia as traders worldwide await the outcome of the US Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meet concluding today. SGX Nifty is trading at 12.50 points high.
Volatility may remain high at domestic indices as traders roll over their positions ahead of the July futures & options (F&O) contracts’ expiry on Thursday. Shares of Bajaj Auto, Dabur India, HDFC, JSW Steel and Yes Bank will be in focus amid the announcement of their April-June quarter earnings today.
On Tuesday (July 26, 2016), the BSE SENSEX closed at 27976.52, fell by 118.82 points or by 0.42%, and the NSE Nifty ended at 8590.65, slipped by 45.00 points or by 0.52%.
Asian stocks edged up early on Wednesday following a relatively upbeat session overnight for U.S. and European stocks, with caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision capping gains.
Gains in major healthcare and consumer goods stocks propped up European equities on Tuesday, partly offsetting persistent concerns over the region's banking system.
US stocks closed narrowly mixed Tuesday, amid major earnings reports and ahead of the week's central bank meetings.
Major Headlines of the day:
• ICICI Bank to discontinue some service pacts with 3i Infotech
• Educomp to sell entire stake in Vidya Mandir Classes
• Emami Agrotech to invest Rs300 crore to scale up Haldia oil plant
UPCOMING RESULTS: ASIAN PAINTS, BAJAJ AUTO, BHARTI AIRTEL, CASTROLIND, DABUR, GICHSNG, JSWSTEEL, SRTRASNSFIN, TORRENTPHARMA, YESBANK
Trend in FII flows: The FIIs were net buyers of Rs 670.89 Cr in the cash segment on Tuesday while the DIIs were net sellers of Rs -418.29 Cr, as per the provisional figures.