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( As on Jul-23-2021 08:45 )

Indian indices are expected to open in green for a second day today amid firm cues from the global peers.

Further, quarterly earnings by select large-cap names such as Reliance Industries and JSW Steel and listing of Zomato's shares will mostly hog the limelight and result in stock-specific action.

On the result front, 41 companies, including RIL, JSW Steel, SBI Card, YES Bank and Federal Bank will report their quarterly numbers today.

Analysts expect improvement in RIL's energy margins on the back of a pickup in global demand to support the consolidated performance of Reliance Industries in the first quarter. However, the gains are also expected to be offset by the challenges in the retail and petrochemicals businesses, and a flattish show in telecom.

On Thursday, the 30-share bencmark index ended at 52837.21 up by 638.7 points or by 1.22 % and then NSE Nifty was at 15824.05 up by 191.95 points or by 1.23 %.

On the global front, In overnight session, Big tech helped Wall Street inch up to a higher close, modestly building on a two-day rally as lacklustre economic data and mixed corporate earnings prompted a pivot back to growth stocks. Overall, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.07%, the S&P 500 gained 0.20% and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.36%.

In Asia, markets traded on a steady note. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index was little changed, South Korea’s Kospi index added 0.3% but Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dipped 0.6%. US futures remained firm with S&P500 futures up 0.3% and Nasdaq futures 0.4%. Back home, Top traded Volumes on NSE Nifty – Tata Motors Ltd. 21338361.00, Bharti Airtel Ltd. 19847956.00, ITC Ltd. 18311537.00, ICICI Bank Ltd. 13123569.00, Wipro Ltd. 12043385.00,

On NSE, total number of shares traded was 30.10 Crore and total turnover stood at Rs. 65929.53 Crore. On NSE Future and Options, total number of contracts traded in index futures was 334737 with a total turnover of Rs. 27793.44 Crore. Along with this total number of contracts traded in stock futures were 969348 with a total turnover of Rs. 79577.61 Crore. Total numbers of contracts for index options were 103438284 with a total turnover of Rs. 9739829.93 Crore. and total numbers of contracts for stock options were 3364002 with a total turnover of Rs. 282517.63 Crore.

The FIIs on 22/07/2021 stood as net buyer in equity and debt. Gross equity purchased stood at Rs. 4250.44 Crore and gross debt purchased stood at Rs. 431.81 Crore, while the gross equity sold stood at Rs. 7032.82 Crore and gross debt sold stood at Rs. 1034.24 Crore. Therefore, the net investment of equity and debt reported were Rs. -2782.38 Crore and Rs. -602.43