opening Bell – Nifty reconquers 9500, Broader markets outperform benchmarks
Axis Bank is the top Nifty gainer and NTPC is the top Nifty loser in the morning hours.
There are 963 advances, 369 declines and 471 unchanged stocks on NSE reflecting a positive bias floating in the market.
Nifty50 index has immediate support placed in the range of 9,450, and if it holds below 9,450, it may trigger fresh selling towards 9,420 and then 9,400 level, while on the upside, resistances are seen at the level of 9,550.
The rupee opened at 64.46 per US dollar appreciated by 9 paise. On Wednesday, the rupee weakened further to close with a marginal loss of 2 paise at 64.55 against the American currency in limited trade on the back of stray dollar demand from importers.
The US stocks showed a strong move to the upside on Wednesday. The Dow climbed 144 points to 21,455. The Nasdaq advanced 88 points to finish at 6,234 and the S&P 500 jumped 21 points to 2,441.
Asian stocks edge higher in early trade on Thursday, following a rebound in the US markets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 has surged 104 points; Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has gained 175 points, while China’s Shanghai Composite has gained 4 points.