Equity benchmarks have opened marginally lower, with the Nifty trading around 10,900.
The Sensex is down 53.26 points or 0.15% at 36493.22, while the Nifty is down 36.90 points or 0.34% at 10906.70. The market breadth is narrow as 211 shares advanced, against a decline of 169 shares, while 62 shares were unchanged.
Selling is visible across sectors, with maximum pain seen in automobiles and pharmaceuticals, among others. The Nifty Midcap index is down around 0.20 percent.
Bharti Airtel, Yes Bank, Tata Steel and Titan are the top gainers, while M&M, Power Grid, Dr Reddy’s and Tata Motors lost the most.