Sensex Trades Marginally Higher; Dow Futures Up By 39 Points

Share markets in India are presently trading marginally higher.

The BSE Sensex is trading up 18 points, up 0.04% at 49,287 levels.

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty is trading up by 15 points.

Tata Motors and Eicher Motors are among the top gainers today. Divi's Laboratories and Asian Paints are among the top losers today.

The BSE Mid Cap index is trading up by 0.8%.

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

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

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

US stock futures are trading higher today, indicating a positive opening for Wall Street indices.

Nasdaq Futures are trading up by 32 points (up 0.2%) while Dow Futures are trading up by 39 points (up 0.1%).

The rupee is trading at 73.35 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading up 0.3% at Rs 49,465 per 10 grams.

In international markets, gold prices edged higher but a stronger US dollar capped gains.

Amid mixed global cues, gold and silver prices in India continued their volatile ride of the year. On MCX, February gold futures edged 0.03% lower to Rs 49,328 per 10 grams while silver futures declined 0.2% to Rs 65,414 per kg. In the previous session, gold prices had risen 0.7% after a massive fall on Friday last week.

Moving on to stock-specific news...

Among the buzzing stocks, today is Tata Motors.

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) on January 11 released its 2020 sales figures, which reflected a considerable hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but highlighted signs of recovery as sales in China remained strong.

For the calendar year 2020, retail sales for Jaguar Land Rover were 425,974 (vehicles), down 23.6% from 2019, reflecting the industry impact of COVID-19 particularly in the first half of the year when plants were shut down for more than two months.

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