Heavyweights were seen in technology, realty, metal companies, Reliance Industries, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, L&T and HUL.
Trade loss were seen in HDFC Bank, Cairn India, HDFC, ITC, Hindalco, Reliance Communications, Ranbaxy Labs, Tata Motors, BHEL, Hero Honda, ICICI Bank along with cement companies.
The Sensex closed at 18048, down 2 points and the Nifty was at 5414, down 4 points.
Market continues quiet in trading
After witnessing buying in financial, cement and auto companies' shares, 30-share BSE Sensex was trying to stay in a positive condition.
At 1:12 pm, the Sensex was trading at 18088, up 38 points and the Nifty was at 5430, up 12 points. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices gained 0.4 percent each.
ONGC, Bharti, NTPC, L&T, HUL, M&M, DLF, Sterlite, Reliance Infrastructure, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Suzlon and Unitech capped the gains and also added some volatility.
The shares of HDFC Bank, HDFC and PNB rose 1.6 percent each.
Nifty turns volatile
Though Nifty began a good start in the morning but it once again went back to its previous days' bad condition.
At 11:58 am, the Sensex was trading at 18060, up 10 points and the Nifty was at 5421, up 3 points. The broader indices also came off their day's high; were up 0.3 percent each.
Technology, metal, power, telecom, and realty companies' shares along with ONGC, L&T, HUL and Maruti were watching selling pressure.
Financial and cement companies' shares along with ITC, Cairn, JSPL, Hero Honda, Tata Motors, BHEL, Hindalco, BPC and Cipla were, however, on the buyers' radar, which were supporting the markets.
About 1686 shares advanced while 1506 shares declined on BSE. Nearly 186 shares were unchanged.
Nifty regains power, starts on a positive note
Nifty started on Tuesday, Aug 17 with a regained power.
At 9:14 am, the Sensex was trading at 18122, up 71 points and the Nifty was at 5435, up 16 points. The CNX Midcap rose 45 points to 8761; about 588 shares advanced while 174 shares declined on NSE.
Tata Motors, HDFC, Power Grid, HCL Tech, Tata Steel, JSPL, Suzlon, BPCL, Axis Bank, Siemens, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries and DLF, among the frontliners, were watching bying interest.
However, HUL, Sun Pharma, NTPC, Wipro and ONGC were losers in trade.