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( As on Apr-25-2019 08:38 )
The domestic benchmark indices are likely to open on a negative note on Thursday as trends on SGX Nifty indicate a negative opening for the broader index in India. Asian shares slipped on Thursday as a surprise deterioration in German business morale rekindled fears of slowing global growth, while oil prices pulled back slightly after a sharp run-up earlier in the week. During the overnight trade, US indices shrugged off some earnings’ misses but drifted lower at the end of the session. Back home, bearish trends in the SGX Nifty Index Futures for April delivery, which were trading at 11,724.00, down by 13.00 points or 0.11 per cent, at 10:58 AM, Singapore Time, also indicated a negative start for local bourses. On the macro front, the Reserve Bank of India’s surprise announcement of new open market purchases of government bonds is a sign the central bank is stepping up efforts to increase the economic impact of its policy decisions. On the corporate front, SBI board approved raising up to USD 2.5 billion through dollar notes in FY20. On the earnings front as many as 22 companies will declare their results for the quarter ended March which include names like Axis Bank, Cyient, Indiabulls Ventures, Maruti Suzuki, Nestle India, Tata Steel and Rallis India among others. The 30-share index settled at 39054.68 up by 489.8 points or by 1.27 per cent and then NSE Nifty was at 11726.15 up by 150.2 points or by 1.3 per cent.

Top traded Volumes on NSE Nifty – Tata Motors Ltd. 50317411.00, YES Bank Ltd. 38516951.00, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. 33596281.00, State Bank of India 15228591.00, Coal India Ltd. 14221692.00.

On NSE, total number of shares traded was 146.31 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 31883.60 Crore.

On NSE Future and Options, total number of contracts traded in index futures was 457305 with a total turnover of Rs. 34089.09 Crore. Along with this total number of contracts traded in stock futures were 2013846 with a total turnover of Rs. 124610.19 Crore. Total numbers of contracts for index options were 17566405 with a total turnover of Rs. 1192767.93 Crore. and total numbers of contracts for stock options were 1120903 with a total turnover of Rs. 71937.61 Crore.

As on April 24, 2019, the FIIs stood as net buyer in equity and debt Gross equity purchased stood at Rs. 3536.46 Crore and gross debt purchased stood at Rs. 510.37 Crore, while the gross equity sold stood at Rs. 3703.36 Crore and gross debt sold stood at Rs. 1684.54 Crore. Therefore, the net investment of equity and debt reported were Rs. -166.90 Crore and Rs. -1174.17.