Tata Motors, Ambuja Cements, ACC and Sesa Goa, who among the top gainers, were at 2.56 percent, 2.09 percent, 2.01 percent, 1.38 percent up respectively.
DLF, Sterlite Ind, Mah and Mah and HUL, who among the top losers, were at 5.71 percent, 5.39 percent, 4.89 percent and 3.97 percent down respectively.
Sensex continues trading below 19K
At 1:47 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,819, down 150 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 44 points 5,643. European markets too were down in opening trade.
Shares of Bharti, Infosys, BHEL, Wipro, M&M, HUL, HDFC and ICICI Bank along with Oil & gas, realty and metal companies' created pressure on the benchmarks.
However, consistent buying in TCS, SBI, Tata Motors, ITC, Bajaj Auto, L&T, Hindalco, Ambuja Cements, ACC, Power Grid and Sesa Goa was supporting the markets and was trying to limit losses to some extent.
Nifty trades with -Ve bias; Wipro, HDFC dip
NSE Nifty continued trading with a negative bias and was extremely volatile as well.
At 12:14 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex fell 65 points to 18,904 and the 50-share NSE Nifty slipped just 19 points to 5,668.
Bharti, Infosys, Sterlite, Wipro, BHEL, HDFC, JSPL, HUL, Maruti and ICICI Bank were under selling pressure.
However, TCS, SBI, Tata Motors, ITC, NTPC, Reliance Industries, Bajaj Auto, L&T, ONGC, HDFC Bank, ACC, Hindalco and Reliance Infrastructure were supporting the benchmark indices.
Nifty begins trading on low range; hovers around 5700
On Thursday, Jan 27, Nifty started trading on a low note as it hovered around 5700 level.
At 9:33am, the 50-share NSE Nifty was trading at 5,692, up 4.5 points and the 30-share BSE Sensex was at 18,979, up 10 points.
ITC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma, Cipla and SBI, who among frontliners, were on buyers' radar.
However, Sterlite, Infosys, Wipro, HUL, M&M, SAIL and JSPL were witnessing selling pressure.