Indian markets ended the session marginally in the red amid mixed global cues. Decline in industrial production and higher retail inflation dampened the trading sentiment.
The BSE Sensex ended at 18,674.39, down 9.29 points (0.05 per cent) and the NSE Nifty ended at 5,685.20, down 0.55 points (0.01 per cent).
Volume toppers were SBI, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, RIL and HDFC Bank. Top five Sensex gainers were HDFC Bank, Bharti Airtel, SBI, TCS and Infosys, while the top five losers were Tata Steel, ITC, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Power and Jindal Steel.
Capital goods index was down 0.72 per cent, followed by metal 0.71 per cent and auto 0.44 per cent. Consumer durables index was up 1.36 per cent, followed by realty 1.05 per cent and banking 1.01 per cent.
The American markets were marginally up. There were mixed cues in the Asian and European markets.
European stocks were trading in a mixed range as finance ministers prepared to discuss Greek aid after lawmakers approved the country’s 2013 budget.