Markets set new records on earnings optimism, liquidity

Markets set new records on earnings optimism, liquidity

Markets set new records on earnings optimism, liquidity

On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the wider Nifty50 edged higher by 30.05 points or 0.07 per cent to close at 10,681.25 points.

What pushed the markets further were global cues as all three major United States indices finished solidly higher at records on Thursday.

In the broader markets, the S&P BSE mid-cap index closed lower by 0.17 per cent, while the small-cap index closed a tad higher by 0.05 per cent. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex. United States stocks surged to close the session at record highs yesterday as investors bet economic growth would pick up steam.

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Back home, the breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was strong.

Among BSE sectoral indices, oil & gas index gained the most by 0.69 per cent, followed by banking 0.5 per cent, capital goods 0.48 per cent and metal 0.45 per cent. A total of 48 shares were unchanged.

Dollar revenue may grow 1 percent to USD 2,754 million from USD 2,728 million QoQ.

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Turnover in the cash segment rose to Rs 38,117.13 crore from Rs 35,305.76 crore as on Thursday.

Separately, TCS today, 12 January 2018, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Transamerica, a leading provider of life insurance, retirement and investment solutions, to enable the transformation of administration of its USA insurance and annuity business lines.

After market hours on Friday, the company reported a more-than-38% jump in quarterly net profit as compared with the corresponding quarter of past year. The announcement was made before market hours today, 12 January 2018. Tata Consultancy Services will announce its Q3 results tomorrow, while Infosys will declare results on Friday. The market capitalisation of listed firms on the NSE stood at Rs 1,53,21,627.92 crore. Consumer prices increased 4.88% year-on-year in November, higher than 3.58% in October.

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