Nifty, Sensex trade flat after early gains
- Larsen & Toubro, JSW Steel, Axis Bank are the top gainers.
- Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever are the laggards.
- Global oil benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.71% to USD 97.24 a barrel.
The domestic stock markets, the
The 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 287.32 points to 66,406.01 in early deals. The Nifty advanced 50.2 points to 19,766.65.
However, both the benchmark indices failed to carry forward the winning momentum and traded in the negative territory later. The 30-share BSE benchmark traded 64.71 points lower at 66,053.98 and the Nifty quoted 14.20 points down at 19,702.25.
Among the Sensex firms, Larsen & Toubro, JSW Steel, Axis Bank, Tata Steel, Sun Pharma and State Bank of India were the biggest gainers.
Tech Mahindra, Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, Bajaj Finance, ITC and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the major laggards.
In Asian markets, Shanghai quoted in the green while Tokyo and Hong Kong traded lower.
The US markets ended on a mixed note on Wednesday.
"Even though the market is showing resilience, the undercurrent is weak. The dollar index at 106.59, the US 10-year bond yield at 4.62% and Brent crude above USD 97 are strong headwinds that can pull the market down," V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, said.
Global oil benchmark Brent crude climbed 0.71% to USD 97.24 a barrel.
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"The rising US bond yields on the back of the firm dollar index has resulted in foreign fund outflows in the month so far. However, India's structural growth and key indicators would mean that investors cannot be bearish on local markets for long," Prashanth Tapse, Senior VP (Research) at Mehta Equities Ltd, said.
The BSE benchmark had climbed 173.22 points or 0.26% to settle at 66,118.69 on Wednesday. The Nifty gained 51.75 points or 0.26% to end at 19,716.45.
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