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Jan-18-2022 08:39

The key benchmark indices are likely to start on a flat note taking cues from their Asian counterparts, as the US markets were shut for trade on Monday.

The market action is focused around Q3 earning for companies for now. The RBI, meanwhile, said on Monday that the omicron-led third wave of Covid-19 may turn out to be “more of a flash flood than a wave”, and the Indian economy could rebound to pre-pandemic levels.

Among individual stocks, Bajaj Finance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Just Dial, LT Technology Services, and Tata Elxsi are likely to be in focus as these companies announce the December quarter results today.

On Monday, the 30-share benchmark index ended at 61308.91 up by 85.88 points or by 0.14 % and then NSE Nifty was at 18308.1 up by 52.35 points or by 0.29 %.

On the global front, the major markets in Asia this morning were marginally positive. Nikkei and Shanghai had advanced 0.6 per cent each. Hang Seng, Straits Times and Kospi were up .2 per cent each. Taiwan, however, was down 0.1 per cent. Back home, Top traded Volumes on NSE Nifty – Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. 32577835.00, Tata Motors Ltd. 27942414.00, Axis Bank Ltd. 19680557.00, State Bank of India 17422211.00, ITC Ltd. 12318313.00,

On NSE, total number of shares traded was 31.67 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 63291.70 Crore.

On NSE Future and Options, total number of contracts traded in index futures was 194808 with a total turnover of Rs. 18282.40 Crore. Along with this total number of contracts traded in stock futures were 912820 with a total turnover of Rs. 69292.60 Crore. Total numbers of contracts for index options were 44709875 with a total turnover of Rs. 4214641.95 Crore. and total numbers of contracts for stock options were 4055963 with a total turnover of Rs. 314923.56 Crore.

The FIIs on 17/01/2022 stood as net buyer in equity and debt. Gross equity purchased stood at Rs. 5041.04 Crore and gross debt purchased stood at Rs. 1628.98 Crore, while the gross equity sold stood at Rs. 7615.69 Crore and gross debt sold stood at Rs. 196.13 Crore. Therefore, the net investment of equity and debt reported were Rs. -2574.65 Crore and Rs. 1432.85