Stock Indices see modest decline at opening amid cautious sentiment

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MUMBAI: Stock indices opened with a hint of caution on Thursday, showing a dip after a series of positive sessions in the preceding days. At the opening bell, both the Sensex and Nifty were in the red, but investors remained watchful for potential opportunities.

As the trading day began, the Sensex started at 65,700.62, registering a modest decline of 176.84 points from the previous close. Meanwhile, the Nifty opened at 19,558.75, with a decline of 48.35 points.

Among the Nifty-listed companies, market dynamics showed 12 advancing stocks, 37 declining stocks, and one stock remaining unchanged. In terms of gainers, names included Coal India, Dr. Reddy, Maruti, BPCL, and UPL, with these stocks leading the upward charge in the early trading hours.

Conversely, some notable names such as Tata Consumer Products, JSW Steel, Ultratech Cement, Bajaj Finance, and LTI Mindtree faced downward pressure in the opening phase of trading.

Varun Aggarwal, founder and managing director of Profit Idea, shared insights into the market’s current state, stating, “Indian markets are showing strong momentum on every dip in spite of global jittery situation. Most mid- and small-cap stocks are rising ferociously. In the last few days, mid- and small-cap run up like crazy and a lot of liquidity is driving the stocks”.

He further added, “Looking at positives and strong OI support for the last many weeks at 19,200-19,000 on Nifty, the bullish market looks intact. Bias remains bullish on every dip. The bull market will remain intact till Nifty is respecting 18,887”.

Analysts have been closely monitoring various sectors, with several showing bullish trends. The IT, metal, media, banks, and oil and gas sectors have been gaining traction. Additionally, heavyweight stocks like Reliance and HDFC Bank have demonstrated resilience and strength at various levels.

Investors and traders are navigating the stock market with caution, taking into consideration both domestic and global factors. Additionally, up until August, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) remained net purchasers on the Indian stock markets.

This ongoing interest by FPIs, with cumulative purchases of equities assets totaling Rs. 1.35 lakh crore in 2023, is encouraging for the markets. The opening dip, though slight, underscores the importance of staying vigilant in the dynamic world of finance as the market continues to evolve. (ANI)

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