Sensex closed at 111 points, dragged by SBI, Maruti, Hero Honda, Reliance Industries, DLF, ONGC, L&T and HDFC.
HDFC and PNB lost 1.1 percent, Kotak Mahindra Bank down 0.8 percent, Tata Motors down 2 percent, M&M down 1 percent, ONGC down 0.4 percent, GAIL and BPCL down 1.2-1.75 percent.
HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank gained 0.4-0.65 percent, BHEL up 0.5 percent, Cairn gained 1.5 percent.
Top gainers were Bharti Airtel, TCS, Ambuja Cement.
Sensex down 108 points; Indian Bank slips
At 2:36 pm, BSE Sensex was at 18022.30, down 108.68 points and NSE Nifty was at 5416.50, down 32.60 points.
Even European markets and US index futures were marginally down.
Buying continued in Bharti, Infosys, TCS, SAIL, BHEL, ICICI Bank, Sterlite, Sun Pharma, HDFC Bank, Cipla, Ambuja Cements, ACC and Tata Power.
Most active shares were Maruti Suzuki, BF Utilities, TCS, SBI, Indian Bank, Bharti Airtel and Fortis Health.
SKF India, Lakshmi Machine, MVL, Fortis Health and IFCI were gainers, up 3 to 4 percent, while Indian Bank, UB Holdings, Rei Agro, Sobha Developer and Jubilant Food slipped 4 to 6 percent.
Sensex down 30 points; Maruti Suzuki, SBI slip
At 12:30 pm, NSE Nifty was at 5439.25, down 9.85 points, and BSES sensex was at 18100.87, down 30.11 points.
The shares of SAIL, IDFC, Bharti Airtel, Cairn India gained.
SKF India, Fortis Health, S Kumars Nationwide, Lakshmi Machine and MVL were up 4-4.7 percent.
Indian Bank, Persistent, UB Holdings, Jubilant Foodwork and Madras Cements lost 3-9 percent.
Top losers were Maruti Suzuki down 10.33 percent, Hero Honda down 5.06 percent, Jaiprakash Asso down 4.51 percent, ABB down 2.66 percent.
Sensex starts trading in green; Wipro gain
At 9:25 am, BSE Sensex was 18139.87 up 8.89 points and NSE Nifty was 5446.90 down 2.20 points.
About 590 shares advanced while 199 shares declined on NSE.
The active in trading were ICICI Bank, SAIL, BHEL, Sterlite Industries (ahead of results today), Unitech, Suzlon, TCS, Wipro, HDFC, L&T, HUL, Cairn and Siemens.
The top losers were ABB, Bharti and Idea Cellular, Hero Honda, Jaiprakash Associates.