The stock market surge comes after the benchmark indices continued their decline on Thursday due to selling pressure in HDFC Bank and weak global cues. Today, Nifty heavyweights such as Reliance, HUL, and Ultratech will be announcing their results, which could have an impact on the index.
According to an ET report quoting Siddhartha Khemka, Head of Retail Research at Motilal Oswal, the market is expected to consolidate within a limited range amid a global uncertain environment.
There is a possibility of a short-term pullback rally, which is expected to be a sell-on-rise opportunity. Important resistance levels to watch are at 21,700-21,800, while lower support levels are placed at 21,200-21,000, as per Nagaraj Shetti of HDFC Securities.
US stocks ended the day with significant gains, with the S&P 500 approaching record highs. This was driven by optimism in the AI sector, particularly in Nvidia and other chipmakers. The S&P 500 was up 0.88 percent, Nasdaq rose 1.35 percent, and Dow gained 0.54 percent.
Stocks in Asia experienced gains as major technology companies rallied and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s outlook sparked hopes for a global recovery in the sector. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures remained relatively unchanged, while Japan’s Topix index rose 0.8 percent, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 1.1 percent, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng futures rose 0.1 percent.
The dollar is on track for a second consecutive weekly gain due to signs of resilience in the US economy and caution about rate cuts from central bankers.
Foreign portfolio investors were net sellers at Rs 9,901 crore on Thursday, while DIIs bought shares worth Rs 5,977 crore.