Mumbai: Key Indian equity indices traded on flat on Friday with marginal negative bias, taking cues from benchmark Asian indices.
Both the BSE Sensex and the the NSE Nifty50 traded lower.
"Market, taking cues from their key Asian counterparts, traded in a narrow range," said Dhruv Desai, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tradebulls.
Around 12.45 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded lower by 12.90 points or 0.12 per cent at 10,312.25 points.
The barometer 30-scrip Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 33,608.59 points, traded at 33,581.42 points -- down 15.38 points or 0.05 per cent from its previous session's close.
The Sensex has so far touched a high of 33,623.35 points and a low of 33,501.37 points during the intra-day trade.
The BSE market breadth was, however, bullish with 1,442 advances and 1,014 declines.
Sun Pharma, ICICI Bank, Dr. Reddy, Tata Motors, and ITC were the top gainers on the BSE. Among the losers on the BSE, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, Larsen and Toubro, Axis Bank and Hindustan Unilever topped the chart.
On the NSE, Lupin, BPCL and Tata Motors led the gainers, while Bharti Airtel, Infosys and Vedanta were among the top losers so far.