Sensex Trades Marginally Higher, Dow Futures Up By 27 Points

Share markets in India are presently trading marginally higher.

The BSE Sensex is trading down by 13 points, flat at 49,759 levels.

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty is trading up by 7 points.

Sun Pharma and Cipla are among the top gainers today. Bajaj Finance and UPL are among the top losers today.

The BSE Mid Cap index is trading up by 0.4%.

The BSE Small Cap index is trading up by 0.9%.

On the sectoral front, stocks from the healthcare sector, are witnessing most of the buying interest.

On the other hand, stocks from the metal sector, are witnessing most of the selling pressure.

US stock futures are trading mixed today.

Nasdaq Futures are trading down 23 points (down 0.2%) while Dow Futures are trading up 27 points (up 0.1%)

The rupee is trading at Rs 74.82 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading down 0.1% at Rs 46,798 per 10 grams.

Gold and silver prices today edged lower in Indian markets after seeing a steep rise over the past few days. On MCX, gold futures were down 0.1% to Rs 46,793 per 10 grams while silver prices dropped 0.4% to Rs 67,240. Over the previous two sessions, gold has risen over Rs 1,000 per 10 grams.

Moving on to stock specific news...

Among the buzzing stocks today is SREI Infrastructure Finance.

SREI Equipment Finance, a 100% subsidiary of SREI Infrastructure Finance said it has received expressions of interest (EoI) from two international private equity firms for a US$ 250 million capital infusion - U.S.-based Arena Investors LLP and Singapore's Makara Capital Partners.

The company's strategic coordination committee will be in discussion with potential investors, while global consultancy firm Ernst & Young will advise the committee, the Kolkata-based firm said in a statement on April 8, 2021.

The capital infusion "will provide cushion against the pandemic induced stress in the Indian financial services space," the statement said.

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