Indian benchmark indices are likely to open positive on Thursday. A host of global factors such as concerns over global growth, US government shutdown and US-China trade talks are likely to guide the market movement today. Apart from this, December quarter earnings, movement in rupee and crude oil will affect the indices. Asian shares rose on Thursday after Wall Street managed to end higher, but gains were capped by political uncertainty in the United States and worries about weakening global economic growth. The European Central Bank is all but certain to keep policy unchanged on Thursday but may acknowledge a sharp slowdown in growth, raising the prospect that any further policy normalization could be delayed. Back home, bullish trends in the SGX Nifty Index Futures for January delivery, were trading at 10,871.50 up by 30.50 or 0.28 per cent, at 11:06 AM, Singapore Time, also indicated a positive start for local bourses. On the government front, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank promoters said they have shortlisted a couple of options such as issuing bonus shares for the bank’s listing exercise and would seek Reserve Bank of India’s guidance before finalising it, instead of finalising it unilaterally and then seeking the regulator’s permission. On the earnings front, 69 companies will report results for the quarter ended December later today which include names like Biocon, Yes Bank, UltraTech Cements, Colgate Palmolive, PNB Housing Finance etc. among others.
On the corporate front, the shares of InterGlobe Aviation will be in focus today as the company posted a 75 per cent YoY fall in its net profit at Rs 190.8 crore for the third quarter (October-December) of FY19 on Wednesday after market hours. The 30-benchmark index closed at 36108.47 down by -336.17 points or by -0.92 per cent and then NSE Nifty was at 10831.5 down by -91.25 points or by -0.84 per cent.
Top traded Volumes on NSE Nifty – YES Bank Ltd. 46394304.00, ITC Ltd. 40188183.00, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. 26921274.00, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. 12987032.00, State Bank of India 10304608.00.
On NSE, total number of shares traded was 114.39 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 27522.34 Crore.
On NSE Future and Options, total number of contracts traded in index futures was 237851 with a total turnover of Rs. 16246.94 Crore. Along with this total number of contracts traded in stock futures were 748066 with a total turnover of Rs. 45299.48 Crore. Total numbers of contracts for index options were 11939918 with a total turnover of Rs. 705327.79 Crore. and total numbers of contracts for stock options were 883179 with a total turnover of Rs. 55683.16 Crore.
As on January 23, 2019, the FIIs stood as net buyer in equity and debt. Gross equity purchased stood at Rs. 5681.87 Crore and gross debt purchased stood at Rs. 1163.98 Crore, while the gross equity sold stood at Rs. 5233.62 Crore and gross debt sold stood at Rs. 1264.83 Crore. Therefore, the net investment of equity and debt reported were Rs. 448.25 Crore and Rs. -100.85.