LIVE market updates: Mixed global cues and Q2 results will keep the indices volatile on Friday. Besides, Brent crude prices at over 3-year high, at $86.1 per barrel, along with choppy bond yields may cap upside.
At 8:10 AM, SGX Nifty was at 18,264 levels, up 18 points.
Earnings today/Stocks to watch
Reliance Industries, Chennai Petro, Crompton Greaves, Federal Bank, HDFC Life, Hindustan Zinc, Inox Leisure, Jubilant Pharma, Kajaria Ceramics, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, PVR, Tata Consumer, Tata Elxsi, and Yes Bank are some of the other prominent companies scheduled to announce September quarter numbers.
That apart, LIC Housing Finance, JSW Steel, and Zee Entertainment will also be in investor radar
Overnight in US, the S&P 500 ended at record high, even as Dow and Nasdaq ended on a flat note.
In Asian, barring Nikkei had gained 0.6 per cent, and the Straits Times was up 0.4 per cent. The Kospi and S&P/ASX 200 were more of less unmoved in early trade.
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