Benchmark indices opened the day higher, but slipped into the red, as Asian markets continued to slide following weak cues from Asia.
Most Asian markets lost more than one per cent each, following Friday's slump in markets across the US.
LIC Housing was up after the company reported a 24 per cent growth in net profits. CESC, IFCI and Voltas saw major cuts from the mid cap space.
Indian Hotels also dipped after the net profits of the Hotel chain fell sharply. The stock was down almost 4 per cent in early trade.
Hindustan Unilever, whose results did not match expectations, continued to decline in trade with a drop of one per cent.
Meanwhile, Asian markets were trading with losses, with the Japanese Nikkei, the Chinese Shanghai Composite and the Hang Sang all lower in trade.