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Market rundown by Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services    Market is facing resistance around 10k mark as participants are waiting on the sideline and awaiting earnings season for more clarity on direction. Earnings growth for the second quarter is likely to be subdued but on a QoQ basis it will be better. Sectors like Finance, Metals, Mining, Infra, Defence and Chemical are expecting some pick up which could limit a sharp cut in earnings forecast for FY18. Realty shares in focus   Shares of realty companies have rallied by up to 20% on the BSE in intra-day trade after the real estate developer Sobha reported a good set of new sales volumes in July-September 2017 quarter (Q2FY18).   Besides Sobha, Purvankara, Ajmera Realty & Infra India and Marathon Nextgen have surged between 12% and 19% on the BSE. Kolte-Patil Developers, Anant Raj Industries, Prestige Estates and Delta Corp, Simplex Realty were up in the range of 3% to 4%. FMCG index gains Source: NSE Sectoral Trend: Realty and FMCG indices led the gains Source: NSE Top gainers and losers on BSE Sensex Source: BSE Broader Markets In broader markets, BSE midcap index was a little changed (down 0.04%) while the BSE Smallcap index outperformed the frontline indices, up 0.6% 

In a choppy session, benchmark indices end flat but continued a steady recovery from recent losses, with consumer sector leading the way, but gains were capped as corporate results kick off later this week. Sentiment turned cautious as earnings season for the July-September quarter kicks off this week with over 30 companies scheduled to report their Q2 numbers. These include, TCS, Reliance Industries, South India Bank, IndusInd Bank, Cyient, and Bajaj Corporation, among others.   Analysts expect a weak performance in the July-September quarter, due ...

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