Early in the session, the domestic equities barometers were in the red, owing to some selling in index pivotal. The Nifty was trading a little higher than 17,200. Banks, financials, fast-moving consumer goods, and information technology equities all fell.
The S&P BSE Sensex, the barometer index, was down 117.17 points, or 0.20 percent, to 57,478.51 at 09:23 IST. The Nifty 50 index fell 18.25 points to 17,204.50, or 0.11 percent.
The top Nifty gainers were Bajaj Auto (up 1.28 percent), UPL (up 0.71 percent), Hero MotoCorp (up 0.62 percent), Bharti Airtel (up 0.60 percent), and ONGC (up 0.51 percent).
The biggest Nifty losers were Titan Company (down 2.29 percent), Maruti Suzuki (down 1.42%), Nestle India (down 1.20 percent), Tech Mahindra (down 0.91 percent), and HDFC Bank (down 0.89 percent).