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MARKETS: Sensex up 400pts, Nifty nears 18k; Paytm fixes issue price – Business Standard

Markets at noonLIVE market updates: Frontline indices resumed their uptrend and were back near the day’s high trajectory in noon deals. The BSE Sensex was up 278 points at 60,192 while the Nifty50 was at 17,966 levels, up 92 points.
The overall market breadth is mildly favouring sellers amid negative sentiment in the broader markets.
Sectorally, Media and PSB indices were down 0.7 per cent each while the IT index was up over 1 per cent.
On the results front, Motherson Sumi reported a decline in net profit and revenue for Q2FY22. The former came in at Rs 217 crore while the latter was at Rs 10,076 crore. Ebitda, too, was down to Rs 942 crore. Consequently, the shares fell over 3 per cent.
In another development, Paytm has fixed an offer price of Rs 2,150 apiece for its initial share-sale. Shares are expected to be listed on November 18. READ MORE

============================================================================Markets at 11 AMLIVE market updates: Profit booking in the public sector bank stocks dragged indices off the day’s high in late morning deals. The BSE Sensex index was testing the 60,000-level, up 160 points, while the Nifty50 was below 17,950 level.
At the broader market level, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices are in the red, falling up to 0.2 per cent.
Individually, shares of Fino Payments Bank extended their decline and were down 12 per cent to Rs 510 apiece, relative to the issue price.
Shares of InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) surged 6 per cent to Rs 2,268 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade after nearly 1 per cent of total equity of the aviation company changed hands on the counter. READ MORESectorally, auto shares were mildly in the red. According to SIAM data for October, passenger vehicle sales stood at 2.26 lakh units, and motorcycle sales stood at 10.2 lakh units.
____________________________________________________________________________________________Markets at 10 AMLIVE market updates: Benchmark indices are holding on to their morning gains and are trading 0.5 per cent higher. The BSE Sensex was at 60,246 levels, up 326 points, while the Nifty50 quoted at 17,979 at 10:05 AM.
The broader markets, however, are underperforming the benchmarks with, both, mid and smallcap indices on the BSE trading 0.2 per cent up.
Clocking a tepid show, however, were shares of Fino Payments Bank that listed on the bourses at a 6 per cent discount. They debuted at Rs 544 apiece on the National Stock Exchange, down 5.6 per cent, against the issue price of Rs 577 per share.
On the results front, shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance were down 4 per cent on the BSE after the company reported an 11 per cent dip in its net profit at Rs 286 crore in the quarter ended September due to a decline in its loan bookSectorally, Auto, Media, and PSB indices have erased their gains and are now down 0.2 per cent.
In the currency market, rupee opened at 74.38 per US dollar relative to Thursday’s close of 74.51/$.
Opening Bell

LIVE market updates: Equity markets clocked a gap-up start on the bourses on Friday amid across-the-board buying. Besides, firm Asian cues also supported the sentiment on the Street.

The S&P BSE Sensex was up 362 points, or 0.6 per cent, in early deals at 60,281.5 levels while the Nifty50 quoted at 17,973-mark, up 100 points.

Among individual stocks, Tata Steel added around 2 per cent after the Tata Group company reported 8-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 11,918 crore in the September quarter.
Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, Nestle India, Tech M, Infosys, and HDFC were the other top gainers on the Sensex.

Meanwhile, in the broader market, the BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices added up to 0.65 per cent.

Herein, the stock of Zee Entertainment Enterprises advanced 1.6 per cent after it reported 187 per cent YoY rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 270 crore for the quarter ending September 30, 2021.

Sectorally, all the Nifty indices were trading in the positive zone led by Metal index (up 0.8 per cent), and IT, PSB, and Realty indices (up 0.5 per cent each).
Pre-open session
LIVE market updates: After 3 days of bear hammering, market bulls are back on Dalal Street. The BSE Sensex is at 60,247 levels, up 327 points in the pre-open session while the Nifty50 was up 104 points at 17,977.
Updated at 8:20 AM
LIVE market updates: The Indian equities look set to snap their 3-day losing streak if indications by SGX Nifty are anything to go by. At 8:17 AM, the index was at 17,973 levels, up 47 points.
This comes amid positive cues from Asian peers. Nikkei and Hang Seng were up 0.9 per cent and 0.7 per cent, respectively. Kospi had surged 1.3 per cent, while Taiwan and Straits Times added 0.3 per cent and 0.2 per cent each. China’s Shanghai Composite, however, was flat.
Overnight, however, the US markets had ended on a mixed note. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq moved up 0.1 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively. Dow Jones, however, was down 0.4 per cent.
Back home, the industrial and manufacturing production data along with inflation numbers could dictate the market trend on Friday.
Earnings to watch
Amaraja Batteries, Apollo Hospitals, Ashok Leyland, Bajaj Electricals, Bharat Forge, Coal India, Coffee Day, Deepak Fertilisers, Finolex Cables, Fortis Healthcare, Glenmark Pharma, GMR Infra, Grasim, Hero MotoCorp, Hindalco, Vodafone Idea, JP Associates, National Aluminium, ONGC, Reliance Capital, SpiceJet, Suzlon and Thomas Cook are some of the prominent companies scheduled to report earnings today.
Analysts expect Vodafone Idea to report a sequential growth in ARPU (average revenue per user). The quarterly performance, however, could be marred by subscriber churn, they say. READ PREVIEW HERE

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