The S&P BSE Sensex traded around 50,600 levels, down 40 points and the broader Nifty50 index hovered around the 15,170-mark. HDFC Bank and IndusInd Bank fell 2 per cent, each, and were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Titan and Asian Paints rose 2 per cent, each.
The Nifty sectoral indices were mixed, with Nifty Bank index, down 1.5 per cent, bleeding the most
In the broader markets, the S&P BSE MidCap index traded flat while the SmallCap index ruled half a per cent higher.