Market Opening: Benchmark indices started off Friday’s trade mildly lower despite most Asian stocks traded in the green.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 59.51 points at 35,089.61 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 17.90 points to 10,664.80.
Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Auto, Tech Mahindra, Yes Bank, Eicher Motors, ONGC, Coal India, Lupin, Vedanta and Power Grid were early gainers.
IOC, HPCL, BPCL, Wipro, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Cipla, UltraTech Cement, ICICI Bank and Asian Paints were under pressure.
Nifty Midcap index was down 70 points. Voltas, Central Bank of India, Jyothy Labs, SRF, Crompton Consumer, TVS Motor Company, Biocon and Balkrishna Industries fell up to 5 percent.
JK Tyre, Reliance Communications, Reliance Power, Future Consumer, Future Enterprises, HDIL, PC Jeweller and Edelweiss Financial rallied up to 17 percent.