Benchmark indices opened the day lower, even as select Asian markets were closed for trading. The US markets closed higher once again with the Dow Jones above the 18,000 points mark.
Shares in Tata Motors were flat despite a robust increase in JLR sales for May.
BPCL was trading higher after the Reserve Bank of India notified that Foreign Institutional Investors can now invest up to 49 per cent of the paid up capital of the company.
Infosys was trading lower despite a reported tie-up with Paytm to depploy its core Finacle Core Banking Solutions.
Dr Reddy's was trading lower after reports that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, has pleaded to the US Department of Justice , seeking civil penalty against the drug maker.
PSU banking stocks, which ended the day sharply higher in trade on Wednesday, saw some selling pressure. Notable losers from the space were Syndicate Bank and Bank of India.
The midcap index too was trading flat with notable winners from the space being
Meanwhile, most Asian markets were closed for trade. The Japanese Nikkei was trading lower, following a strength in the Japanese yen.
The Indian rupee opened trade at 66.58 to the USDollar. Check currency rates here