opened weak on Tuesday following sombre mood across Asia and an uptick in oil prices.
Tata Steel, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Reliance, Ultratech Cement, PowerGrid and Dr Reddy’s were the handful of gainers on the Sensex. ONGC, Coal India were the additional Nifty winners. On the downside, HCL Tech, Asian Paints, Tech M, TCS, Infy, Bajaj Finserv, HUL, Nestle, Tata Consumer, HDFC Life and Britannia led losses on the two indices, down up to 1.5 per cent.
The broader markets, meanwhile, opened in green. The BSE MidCap and SmallCap indices were up to 0.14 per cent higher.Sectorally, Nifty auto, metals and pharma indices outperformed the weak market, rising up to 0.6 per cent. Financials, FMCG and IT sat with losses.
Among stocks, Surya Roshini rose over 4 per cent on winning an order worth Rs 91 crores.
In the currency market, the rupee breached the 80/$ mark at open before slightly pulling back to 79.95/$.