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Mkt trades flat: HDFC, Rel, HDFC Bank in green

The markets opened flat on the back of mixed cues from Asia.

News18test sharma |

Updated:February 28, 2008, 10:26 AM IST
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Mkt trades flat: HDFC, Rel, HDFC Bank in green
The markets opened flat on the back of mixed cues from Asia.

Mumbai The markets opened flat on the back of mixed cues from Asia and some lacklustre cues from US. Wall St ended flat after choppy session; Dow was up nine points.

After opening flat Nifty and Sensex showed some recovery and moved in green but slipped again to trade absolutely flat. The broader markets were also quiet and the breadth is inconclusive or neutral.

At 0958 hrs IST, the Sensex was up 46.13 points or 0.26 per cent at 17872.12, and the Nifty down 2.05 points or 0.04% at 5266.35.

About 1541 shares have advanced, 1395 shares declined, and 102 shares are unchanged.

BHEL, Unitech, Maruti, L&T, Ranbaxy, Infosys, Tata Power, Reliance Communication were among the top laggards.

HDFC, Rel, HDFC Bank, M&M, TCS, Idea Cellular, Rel Energy, Suzlon, RPL, SAIL were in green.

Even Hindalco, Nalco has made big move and were up nearly 4%. Rupee opened at Rs 39.73 per dollar and is trading at 39.74.

Asian markets were trading mixed . Hong Kong's Hang Seng moved in the green, Japan's Nikkei slipped 1.48%, Singapore's Straits Times was down 0.95%.However, South Korea's Seoul Composite was flat at 1,721.76.

Market cues:

· NSE F&O Feb series expiry today

· NSE F&O Open Int up Rs 596 cr at Rs 82,112 crore

· Feb 26, Source: SEBI

· FIIs net buy $21.2 m in equity

· MFs net buy Rs 525.9 cr in equity

F&O cues:

· Futures Open Interest up by Rs 265 crore and Options Open Interest up by Rs 331 crore

· Nifty Feb Futures shed 61 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty Mar Futures add 72 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty March at 30-point discount, Feb at 10-point discount

· Nifty Open Interest Put-Call ratio at 1.04 Vs 1.01

· Nifty Puts add 4.9 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty Calls add 0.9 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty 5000 Put adds 1.5 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty 5400 Put adds 1.1 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty 5300 Put adds 1.1 lakh shares in Open Interest

· Nifty 5500 Call adds 1.5 lakh shares in Open Interest

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