Benchmark indices opened the day flat with a slightly negative bias on the last day of trading for 2015. The Sensex was trading with losses of 10 points, while the Nifty was down 2 points in early trade.
Coal India, Dr Reddy's, Infosys and Wipro were the early gainers in trade. Today is also the last day of expiry for the Dec F&O series.
Hindustan Unilever, GAIL and NTPC were the other losers in trade. Jet Airways and Godrej Consumer were higher after reports that they would be included in the F&O segment from Friday.
Meanwhile, the Indian rupee opened the day lower at 66.45 to the US dollar.