ICICI Bank, Jindal Steel, HDFC Bank and Reliance Comm, who among the top gainers, were at 2.67 percent, 2.34 percent, 2.03 percent and 1.99 percent up respectively.
GAIL, ITC, ONGC and Ranbaxy Labs, who among the top losers, were at 2.95 percent, 2.17 percent, 2.12 percent and 1.86 percent down respectively.
Nifty loses 30 pts; Sensex down 99
At 2:03 pm, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,878, down 99 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 30 points to 5,661.
Indian markets were struggling following weak global cues as European markets were down about half a percent. Asian markets too closed lower on Jan 20.
Heavyweights Reliance Industries, ONGC and ITC were the leading draggers with fall of 2% each, followed by SBI, Bharti, Sterlite and Tata Motors.
Sensex hovers around 19K; TCS, Wipro up
At 11:14 am, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,896, with loss of 82 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 22 points to 5,668.
Shares of oil & gas, financial and telecom companies, ITC, Tata Motors, Sterlite, SAIL, Maruti and Tata Power were under pressure.
However, indices were getting support from technology, cement and select metal companies' shares along with NTPC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T and Hero Honda gained some points.
TCS, Jindal Steel, NTPC, Hero Honda, Wipro, Sun Pharma and Kotak Mahindra Bank, who among frontliners, were 0.5-2 percent up.
Asian markets dip; Nifty slips 43pts
Following downward trend in Asian markets, NSE Nifty slipped in opening trade on Thursday, Jan 20.
At 9:30 am, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading at 18,841, down 137 points and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 43 points to 5,647.
Reliance Communications, Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors, Sesa Goa, Jindal Steel & Power, Sterlite Industries, Reliance Capital, Jaiprakash Associates, HCL Tech, Reliance Industries, SAIL, SBI, ICICI Bank and PNB, who among the frontliners, were under selling pressure.
However, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bajaj Auto, Wipro, Hero Honda and M&M gained.