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( As on Oct-21-2021 08:41 )
Indian benchmark indices are expected to start the day in the green as trends on SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the index in India with a 30-points gain. Volatility may be witnessed due to the weekly expiry and earnings of some of the index majors.

On the result front, Asian Paints, JSW Steel, Biocon, Container Corporation of India, IDBI Bank, Indian Energy Exchange, IIFL Securities, Indian Hotels, IndiaMART InterMESH, Lemon Tree Hotels, LIC Housing Finance, Bank of Maharashtra, Mphasis and TVS Motor Company are among 49 companies set to report their September quarter numbers today.

On Wednesday, the 30-share benchmark index ended at 61259.96 down by -456.09 points or by -0.74 % and then NSE Nifty was at 18266.6 down by -152.15 points or by -0.83 %. On the global front, Asian stocks were mixed. Japan’s Topix index fell 0.3 per cent, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost 0.1 per cent and South Korea’s Kospi index increased 0.2 per cent. S&P 500 futures, meanwhile dipped 0.2 per cent. In the overnight session, the US stocks ended on a mixed note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.43 per cent, the S&P 500 gained 0.37 per cent while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.05 per cent.

Back home, Top traded Volumes on NSE Nifty – Tata Motors Ltd. 55444814.00, ITC Ltd. 47822165.00, State Bank of India 34080545.00, Bharti Airtel Ltd. 21217306.00, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. 17118996.00,

On NSE, total number of shares traded was 33.23 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 94187.66 Crore.

On NSE Future and Options, total number of contracts traded in index futures was 397923 with a total turnover of Rs. 37595.62 Crore. Along with this total number of contracts traded in stock futures were 1183923 with a total turnover of Rs. 112278.49 Crore. Total numbers of contracts for index options were 72742320 with a total turnover of Rs. 6971790.99 Crore. and total numbers of contracts for stock options were 3884678 with a total turnover of Rs. 386381.28 Crore.

The FIIs on 20/10/2021 stood as net buyer in equity and debt. Gross equity purchased stood at Rs. 22525.76 Crore and gross debt purchased stood at Rs. 292.30 Crore, while the gross equity sold stood at Rs. 22477.01 Crore and gross debt sold stood at Rs. 720.74 Crore. Therefore, the net investment of equity and debt reported were Rs. 48.75 Crore and Rs. -428.44