SENSEX UP + 27.02 @ 28012.56,
NIFTY FUTURE DOWN – 12.05 @ 8621.25,
BANK NIFTY FUTURE DOWN – 18.00 @ 19322.00.
USD/INR – 67.14.
The market was marginally lower in early trade with the Sensex struggling below 28000 level amid consolidation.
The Sensex was down 32.64 points at 27952.90 and the Nifty declined 16.20 points at 8612.95.
NTPC and HPCL fell 1-2 percent after first quarter earnings announced yesterday evening.
HDFC, Reliance Industries, L&T, Lupin and Sun Pharma were under pressure whereas Infosys, Asian Paints, Adani Ports, TCS and Wipro gained.
The Indian rupee has opened higher by 7 paise at 67.12 per dollar against previous close of 67.19 a dollar.