Indian Stocks Gain in Volatile Trade Amid U.S. Vote Counting
Men look up at an electronic ticker board that indicates stock figures at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Indian Stocks Gain in Volatile Trade Amid U.S. Vote Counting

India stocks gained in volatile trading amid vote counting in the U.S. elections.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.9% to 40,616.16 in Mumbai, reversing a drop of as much as 0.5%. The NSE Nifty 50 Index added 0.8% after swinging between gains and losses.

“Our market is going to follow global cues and will be volatile through the day,” said Shrikant Chouhan, a technical analyst at Kotak Securities Ltd. “Traders should look to buy on any dips, because quarterly earnings have been better than expected and India’s Covid numbers are also improving.”

As the earnings season for the quarter through September continues, State Bank of India posted net income that beat analyst estimates. So far 25 of the 37 companies on the Nifty 50 index that have reported results have exceeded or matched analyst estimates.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year government bonds fell by one basis point while the rupee weakened 0.5% against the U.S. dollar to a two-month low.

The Numbers

  • Twelve of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE Ltd. advanced, led by a gauge of energy companies
  • Twenty Sensex shares rose while 10 fell
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. provided the Sensex index the biggest boost with a 3.4% jump, Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. advanced the most, rising 4.9%; ICICI Bank Ltd. fell the most, dropping 3.3%

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