Sensex, Nifty open marginally higher; Yes Bank nos drag peers further
Benchmark indices opened marginally higher amid consolidation on Thursday, with the Nifty eyeing 9150 level following positive Asian cues.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 31.90 points at 29,368.47 and the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 16.05 points at 9,119.55. About 649 shares advanced against 181 declining shares on the BSE.
ICICI Bank and Axis Bank fell 1-2 percent in early trade after Yes Bank showed bad asset quality performance. The stock lost nearly 3 percent post earnings.
However, HDFC Bank, HDFC, Reliance Industries, ITC and Infosys supported the market.
The Indian rupee slipped in the early trade today. It has opened lower by 8 paise at 64.66 per dollar versus previous day's closing value of 64.58.
The rupee is rangebound, consolidating after sharp gains in March. USD-INR trading range for the day is 64.50- 64.80/dollar,
The dollar rose, a day after dropping to a 3-week low, but gave up some gains after a report from the Federal Reserve suggested the outlook for the US economy isn't as rosy as it was earlier in the year.
Asian indexes were cautiously higher today, following key earnings on Wall Street and as oil prices came off two-week lows set earlier in the session.