The key domestic benchmark indices were trading in a negative terrain in the morning trading session amid weakness in Asian stocks as markets remained under pressure.
On the corporate front, Central Depository Services (CDSL) shares debuted with 68 percent gains on the National Stock Exchange. The share price opened at Rs 250 against the issue price of Rs 149.The bumper listing was on expected lines as the issue had overwhelming response, oversubscribing 170 times. HDFC also remained in focus on the news that HDFC Life, one of the country’s leading private sector life insurance companies, will decide on the initial public offering (IPO) in its Board meeting in July.
At 10:20 a.m, the Bombay Stock Exchange bellwether Sensex was trading at 30750.94 down by 106.58 points or by 0.35 per cent, while the NSE Nifty was at 9466.2 points, trading lower by 37.9 points or by 0.4 per cent.
The BSE Sensex touched an intraday high of 30824.97 and an intraday low of 30680.66 while the NSE Nifty touched an intraday high of 9478.9 and an intraday low of 9448.75
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 550.00,+2.14 per cent), ITC Ltd. (Rs. 315.40,+1.28 per cent), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 210.00,+1.03 per cent), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 2670.00,+0.89 per cent), Cipla Ltd. (Rs. 549.15,+0.81 per cent), among others.
Meanwhile, Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1670.20,-1.89 per cent), Tata Motors Ltd. (Rs. 265.50,-1.28 per cent), Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Rs. 377.80,-1.25 per cent), Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 1612.00,-1.23 per cent), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 290.35,-1.14 per cent), were among the top losers on BSE.
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total 2048 shares traded, 858 shares advanced, 1081 shares declined while 109 were unchanged.
On the global front, Asian stocks were trading lower today despite China manufacturing activity beating expectations as select tech shares around the region sold off, while the Wall Street closed lower in the previous trading session as S&P 500 and the Dow industrials suffered losses largely weighed down by technology stocks.