Sensex rises, Infosys leads gains on buyback plan

16

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Sensex rises, Infosys leads gains on buyback plan

(Reuters) – Indian shares traded higher on Wednesday tracking gains in broader Asia, as risk appetite improved on hopes of a positive outcome of the U.S.-China trade talks, while domestic investors remained optimistic about a strong results season starting this week.

Sensex rises, Infosys leads gains on buyback plan 1

Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

Stocks across the globe have witnessed a rally this week after jitters about a global economic slowdown were pacified by a rating cut by China, strong U.S. jobs data, and a dovish tone by the Federal Reserve.

“Markets are tracking global cues, there are expectations of better Q3 numbers and risk appetite has generally been better,” said Anand James, chief market strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

“The global rally is helping sentiment, there is strength across sectors, we have not made big moves, but there is some sense of positivity.”

The broader NSE Nifty was up 0.33 percent at 10,837.40 as of 0557 GMT, while the benchmark BSE Sensex was 0.47 percent higher at 36,148.72.

Gains on the Nifty were driven by IT stocks, with shares of Infosys Ltd rising as much as 2.95 percent, their highest since Dec. 17 after it said it will consider a share buyback and a special dividend on Friday.

“Any buyback or the kind of incentives has to be seen with business prospects the companies are seeing, it is not a major driver of the index but obviously has lent a positive bias to the market.” James said.

Infosys is set to report its December quarter results on Jan. 11.

Shares of Indusind Bank Ltd were up as much as 1.35 percent ahead of quarterly results announcement.

Yes Bank Ltd shares were trading down as much as 1.2 percent. The lender is scheduled to hold a board meeting later in the day and is expected to make final recommendations to the central bank for naming a new chief executive officer.

Reporting by Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Images are for reference only.Images gathered automatic from google.All rights on the images are with their original owners.

2019-01-11 12:51:21

Images are for reference only.Images gathered automatic from google.All rights on the images are with their original owners.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments
Loading...

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy