Sensex and Nifty take cues from the positive US markets to trade on a positive note with BSE Sensex trading at 33,402 levels, up by 32 points, while NSE Nifty is trading at 10,357 levels, up by 7 points at 10.40 am on Wednesday. Pharma Sector gains strong footing with positive Q2 earnings from many companies. IT stocks trading higher with TCS, Wipro Ltd, Infosys Ltd, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies in the morning hours.
Quarterly Results:- Voltas Ltd, Ashok Leyland, Arvind Ltd, United Bank Limited, OBC, Bharat Forge, Petronet LNG, Balkrishna Industries, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals, IRB Infra, NDTV, Muthoot Finance and Thermax are scheduled to release their quarterly earnings for the Sept quarter on Wednesday.
Stock in Actions:- AkzoNobel India has said it will sell its specialty chemicals biz as a going concern to an affiliate of the AkzoNobel Group-NV Netharlands for Rs 320 crore.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T): Schneider Electric SE, the French industrial multinational together with its consortium partner Temasek, has in business with L&T to acquire its electric and automation division for Rs 15,000-Rs 17,000 cr.
Glaxo Smith Kline has reported 4.73% rise in net profit at Rs.192.41 cr for the Q2 ended Sept 30, 2017-18. The company had posted net profit of Rs .183.72 cr in the same period of previous year.
Reliance Communications is re-negotiating its deal with Canadian investment fund Brookfield along with other prospective buyers for a stake in its tower unit.
Telecom stocks will be in focus as the TRAI is considering removal of the 50% limit on spectrum holdings within a particular band. This would help Vodafone and Idea retain all their airwaves once the merger is completed.