Reliance Infra, Hero Honda, Rel Capital and Dr Reddys Labs, who among the top gainers, were at 12.11 percent, 5.88 percent, 2.96 percent, 1.76 percent up respectively.
Ranbaxy Labs, SBI, DLF and IDFC, who among the top gainers, were at 6.19 percent, 4.02 percent, 3.36 percent and 3.05 percent down respectively.
Markets choppy at afternoon trade
At 1:48 pm, the 50-share NSE Nifty was trading at 5,472, up 3 points and the 30-share BSE Sensex gained just 8 points at 18,305.
In auto space, Tata Motors, M&M, Maruti Suzuki and Hero Honda gained 1-2.5 percent.
Reliance Infrastructure was the top gainer with 13 percent rally and Reliance Capital jumped 5 percent. Reliance Power and Reliance Communications were up 1.5 percent.
Sensex continues trading on red; SBI, TCS dip
At 12:19 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex fell just 26 points to 18,270 and the 50-share NSE Nifty declined 6 points at 5,463. The broader indices too were quiet in trade.
Heavyweights like SBI, Infosys, TCS, Wipro, ICICI Bank, BHEL and ITC were witnessing selling pressure with loss of 0.6-2 percent.
Among others - DLF, ONGC, NTPC, Ranbaxy Labs, Tata Power, HUL, JSPL, BPCL and Cairn too were down.
Middle-East row keeps markets back; Nifty quiet
Following mixed Asian cues, NSE Nifty was quiet in opening trade on Wednesday, Feb 23. Citing the unrest in Libya and Middle-East, market seem to have already discounted rise in crude oil prices.
At 9:54 am, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,281, down 15 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell just 2 points to 5,467. The CNX Midcap too lost 27 points to 7,636.
Allied Digital, Zee Learn, Aptech and NIIT, who among midcap smallcap space, gained 2-3 percent up.
Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, TVS Motor and Petronet LNG were down 1-2 percent.
Ranbaxy Labs, BPCL, Infosys, Axis Bank, SBI, ICICI Bank, HCL Tech, Tata Steel, Sesa Goa and TCS, who among frontliners, were under selling pressure.