Opening Bell – Markets open higher, Nifty below 9600

The BSE Sensex opened higher by 56 points at 31194, while the Nifty50 opened higher by 20 points at 9594 mark.

Aurobindo Pharma is the top Nifty gainer and Indiabulls Housing Finance is the top Nifty loser in the morning hours. 
 
There are 927 advances, 513 declines and 460 unchanged stocks on NSE reflecting a positive bias floating in the market.
 
Nifty50 index has immediate support placed in the range of 9,550-9,540, and if it slips below this support zone, the next support is likely to come around the level of 9,510, while on the upside, resistances are seen in the zone of 9,600-9,650.
 
The rupee opened at 64.48 per US dollar appreciated by 3 paise. On Friday, The Indian rupee closed stronger against the US dollar tracking gains in the Asian currencies markets. The rupee closed at 64.52 a dollar, up 0.14% from its Thursday’s close of 64.60.