Sensex Trades Marginally Lower; Dow Futures Up By 11 Points

Share markets in India are presently trading marginally lower.

The BSE Sensex is trading down by 114 points, down 0.2% at 46,845 levels.

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty is trading down by 22 points.

Cipla and HCL Technologies are among the top gainers today. Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors are among the top losers today.

The BSE Mid Cap index is trading down by 0.2%

The BSE Small-Cap index is trading flat.

On the sectoral front, stocks from the oil & gas sector and automobiles sector are witnessing most of the selling pressure.

On the other hand, stocks from the software sector are witnessing most of the buying interest.

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

Nasdaq Futures are trading up by 37 points (up 0.3%) while Dow Futures are trading up by 11 points (flat).

The rupee is trading at 73.65 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading up 1.1% at Rs 50,871 per 10 grams.

In global markets, gold prices jumped today after top US lawmakers agreed on a US$ 900 billion Covid-19 economic relief package after months of battling and posturing.

Tracking international prices, gold prices surged in Indian markets. On MCX, February gold futures jumped 0.8% to Rs 50,678 per 10 grams. In the previous session, gold futures had edged 0.2% after three days of up move.

Moving on to stock-specific news...

Among the buzzing stocks, today is Reliance.

Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced the start of production of gas from R Cluster, an ultra-deep-water gas field in block KG D6 off the east coast of India, with its partner, Bharat Petroleum (BP).

R Cluster is located about 60 km from the existing KG D6 Control & Riser Platform (CRP) off the Kakinada coast and is the first of the three deep-water gas projects in block KG D6 being developed by RIL and BP.

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