At 2:30pm (IST), the BSE Sensex was trading at 18288, down 50 points over the previous close. It had earlier touched a day's high of 18467 and a day's low of 18280. It opened at 18422.
The NSE Nifty was quoting at 5,556, down 15 points over the previous close. It earlier touched a days high of 5,613 and a days low of 5554. It opened at 5,604.
The BSE Small-Cap index and BSE Mid- Cap index was trading down 0.09% and 0.17%.
RIL, Wipro, TCS, Tata Power,ICICI Bank, Tata Steel, Coal India, ONGC, Maruti, HDFC Bank,BHEL,M&M, L&T,SBI, Dr Reddys Lab, HDFC, Tata Motors are among gainers in Sensex and Nifty.
Infosys, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, NTPC are among losers in Sensex and Nifty.
Realty and Metal are the biggest losers down by 2 and 1% followed by Teck, CG, IT Oil and Gas , HC, PSU,HC,Bankex, FMCG, CD, Power while Auto is the only gainer
European markets are lower today with shares in London off the most.
Mood in Europe is somber after Moodys lowered its debt rating of France. France prior to the cut hasa a debt rating of AAA which was lowered one notch by the rating agency.
The FTSE 100 is down 0.29% while France's CAC 40 is off 0.19% and Germany's DAX is lower by 0.07%