Opening Bell – Nifty oscillates around 9500, Sensex opens higher by 30 points
Kotak Mahindra Bank is the top Nifty gainer and Asian Paints is the top Nifty loser in the morning hours. Kotak Mahindra Bank is trading at Rs 981.85 per share up by 0.73% whereas Asian Paints is trading at Rs 1,115.05 per share, down by 1.68%.
There are 508 advances, 885 declines and 495 unchanged stocks on NSE reflecting some negative bias floating in the market.
The rupee opened at 64.55 per US dollar lower by 2 paise on Wednesday. The Indian rupee closed at 64.53 a dollar, down 0.03% from its Friday’s close of 64.52, on Tuesday, erasing all the morning gains and closed little changed against the US dollar after local equity markets fell nearly 180 points.
Nifty50 index has immediate support placed in the range of 9,450, and if it slips below this support zone, the next support is likely to come around the level of 9,400, while on the upside, resistances are seen in the zone of 9,550.
The US stocks closed lower on Tuesday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite witnessed a steep drop, tumbling 101 points to finish at 6,147. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 99 points to 21,311 and the S&P 500 slid 20 points to 2,419. The weakness on Wall Street came following the International Monetary Fund cutting its outlook for the world’s largest economy.
Asian stocks are trading in the negative territory in early trade on Wednesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 has lost 43 points; Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has slipped 194 points, while China’s Shanghai Composite has shed 10 points.