The market has opened on a flat note ahead of key earnings expected today. The Nifty opens below the 6000-mark at 5984.70, up 11.40 points while the#Sensex adds 23.34 points at 19972.07. The Indian rupee opened lower by 26 paise at 59.60 per dollar against 59.34 Wednesday. On the global front, US markets ended modestly higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the timeline for winding down the central bank's stimulus program was not set in stone and the timeline depended on the economic outlook. European market were also higher on its last session following the comments from the Fed chairman. On Thursday, Asian markets were trading mixed. China's Shanghai Composite was down 0.93% while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.55% or 80.19 points at 14,695.23. #BSE Mid cap and Small Cap are in green with Mid cap up by 0.22% and Small Cap by 0.34%; on Sectoral ground, Bankex and Auto are performing negative by 0.40% and 0.63% while rest of the sectors are trading firm. Health Care is the top gainer to gain 1.20% at the time of writing this.
Further the market breath remains positive with 805 share have advanced, 690 shares declined and 98 shares are unchanged till now.