Pharmaceuticals and FMCG stocks are finding some support on the Indian bourses even as the mood remains quite subdued this afternoon amid a lack of triggers. Shares from energy, infrastructure, information technology, metal and realty sectors are trading weak.
The BSE benchmark Sensex is down with a loss of 15.02 points or 0.08% at 19,676.40.
The Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange is down 11.25 points or 0.19% at 5977.15.
Among the losers in the Sensex, Infosys, Jindal Steel & Power, Tata Steel, Hindaoco, Sterlite Industries, Hero Motocorp, Larsen & Toubro, Wipro and GAIL India are down 1% - 2%.
Tata Power, ONGC
, Hindustan Unilever
, ICICI Bank
, Maruti Suzuki
and Reliance Industries
are also trading weak.
Among the gainers, ITC
is up 1.9%, Cipla
, Sun Pharmaceutical
Industries and Dr Reddy's
Laboratories are trading higher by 1% - 1.4%, HDFC
is up by a little over 1% and Mahindra & Mahindra
, Bharti Airtel
, State Bank of India
and Tata Consultancy Services
are up 0.5% - 1%.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, IRB Infrastructure
, Uco Bank, Reliance Communications
, Oracle Financial Services
, Jain Irrigation
Systems, Torrent Pharma
are up in positive territory, gaining 2% - 3.6%.
Jet Air India is down 3.6%. Indiabulls Financial Services
, Titan Industries
, Mangalore Refineries & Petrochemicals, JP Infratech, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
, Adani Ports
, Videocon Industries
are all trading lower by 2% - 3.5%.