Sensex Trades Over 200 Points Higher, Dow Futures Down By 39 Points

Share markets in India are presently trading marginally higher.

The BSE Sensex is trading up by 202 points, up 0.4% at 52,051 levels.

Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty is trading up by 72 points.

Titan and ONGC are among the top gainers today. IndusInd Bank and Bajaj Auto are among the top losers today.

The BSE Mid Cap index is trading up by 1%.

The BSE Small Cap index is trading up by 1.3%.

On the sectoral front, all sectors are trading in green with stocks from the real estate sector, witnessing most of the buying interest.

US stock futures are trading lower today, indicating a negative opening for Wall Street.

Nasdaq Futures are trading down by 8 points (down 0.1%) while Dow Futures are trading down by 39 points (down 0.1%).

The rupee is trading at 73.09 against the US$.

Gold prices are trading down by 0.1% at Rs 49,106 per 10 grams.

In international markets, gold prices were flat, near a five-month high of US$ 1,907.7 per ounce, supported by a retreat in US bond yields.

Amid a flat global trend, gold prices in India edged lower today. On MCX, gold futures were down 0.1% to Rs 49,575 per 10 grams. In the previous session, gold had risen 0.3% after hitting a near five-month high of Rs 49,700.

Note that tracking an uptick in global rates, domestic gold prices in India have risen more than Rs 5,000 per 10 grams over the past two months. But they still remain about Rs 7,000 from last year's august highs of Rs 56,200.

Moving on to stock-specific news...

Among the buzzing stocks, today is Muthoot Finance.

Shares of Muthoot Finance jumped over 6% in intraday trade today after the company declared its March quarter results.

The company on Wednesday reported a 22% jump in standalone net profit at Rs 10 bn for the March 2021 quarter. It had posted a net profit of Rs 8.2 bn in the year-ago period.

For the full year, the company's net profit rose by 23% to Rs 37.2 bn as against Rs 30.2 bn in 2020.

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