Sensex, Nifty trade higher, auto Stocks and banking stocks fall

Stock trading tips Sensex and Nifty were trading higher in early trade, tracking positive signs from Asian markets and continued rally in metal stocks. The BSE Sensex was up 42.12 points or 0.12% at 33,835.50. The NSE Nifty-50 index was up 13.60 points or 0.13% at 10,456.50 in the late morning hours. Shares of ONGC, Dr. Reddy’s and IndusInd Bank rose, whereas shares of ICICI Bank, Tata Motors and Yes Bank fell. 

Metal stocks keep on gaining on the back of growing global commodity prices. The Nifty Metal Index rose 0.5 percent in early trade, led by more than one percent gains in shares of Vedanta Ltd and Welspun Corp.

Tata Motors fell 1.1% to Rs.252 after the company announced its US JLR sales fell 9.4 percent to 11,394 units. Shares of Oil & Natural Gas rose 1.3 percent to Rs. 196.15 after international crude oil prices hit a 3-year high.

In Nifty-50 index, shares of Asian Paints and ONGC rose 1.5%, each, Dr. Reddy’s rose 1.2% and Coal India up 1% as the top gainers while Shares of Tata Motors fell 1.4%, HCL Tech slipped 1.06%, ICICI Bank down 0.86%, Yes Bank down 0.55% and Sun Pharma lose 0.41% as the top losers in today’s trade.

January 02, 2018, Stocks in the news for Tuesday, Eicher, Idea Cellular, JMFL

Bombay Stock Exchange The following companies ‘stocks will be in focus during trade today based on latest stock in news and developments:
Eicher: Eicher Motors Limited’s stock will be in focus today as Royal Enfield’s December sales up 17 percent at 66968 units against 57398 units. Total exports up 48 percent at 1,601 units against 1082 units, year-0n-year.

Thermax:: Thermax Limited bags Rs. 327 crore order from a public-sector company based in Western India for a Boiler Turbine Generator package on EPC basis.

IdeaCellular:: Idea Cellular Limited is set to consider a fund raising proposal on Thursday, January 4, 2018

JMFL:: JM Financial Limited seeks shareholder’s approval to raise Rs. 650 crore.

Prestige Estates:: Prestige Estates Projects Limited to buy Capitaland’s stake in different companies for Rs.342.00 crore.
GAIL: GAIL India Limited commissions India’s second largest roof-top solar PV at Patna, (UP).