Equity benchmarks began the day on a flattish note with a hint of negative bias. Soon after the opening, indices moved in the red zone, with the Nifty giving up 10,300.
The Sensex was down 67.71 points at 33388.08, while the Nifty was down 26.60 points at 10295.70. The market breadth was narrow as 611 shares advanced against a decline of 577 shares, while 43 shares are unchanged.
Among sectors, banks have taken a hit, while midcaps are in tandem with benchmarks.Dr Reddy’s Labs, ONGC, and GAIL were the top gainers on both indices, while Asian Paints, Coal India and HPCL lost the most.