Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pre-Session: Market may extend recent gains on firm Asia
21-Nov-17:  Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could gain 29 points at the opening bell on firm Asian stocks.

Overseas, Asian stocks gained as investors took heart from further evidence of strength in the global economy. US stock market closed higher yesterday, 20 November 2017, as investors continued to focus on corporate earnings and prospects for tax cuts. The leading economic index surged 1.2% in October and suggested no letup in a steadily growing US economy with the end of the year fast approaching.

Back home, key benchmark indices settled with tiny gains after a range-bound and lackluster session of trade yesterday, 20 November 2017, amid mostly lower global stocks. The Sensex rose 17.10 points or 0.05% to settle at 33,359.90, its highest closing level since 6 November 2017. Indices extended gains for third straight day.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 358.74 crore yesterday, 20 November 2017, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 613 crore yesterday, 20 November 2017, as per provisional data.

Among corporate news, shares of NBCC (India) and Simplex Infrastructures will be in focus. NBCC (India) said it has awarded the contract for construction of various buildings for IIT Bhubaneswar at Bhubaneswar and its extended campus to Simplex Infrastructures, Kolkata for about Rs 524.12 crore with completion period of 15 months. NBCC will get project management consultancy fee on the same. The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 20 November 2017.

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