Nov 16, 2012, 02.54 PM IST
Indian equity benchmarks erased morning gains amid choppy trade, weighed down by SBI, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank. European markets like France's CAC, Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE fell 0.2-0.4 percent on uncertainties over Greece.
Country's largest lenders State Bank of India and ICICI Bank extended losses to 1.5 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Housing finance company HDFC dropped over 1 percent.
Commercial vehicle maker Tata Motors plunged 1.7 percent while top car maker Maruti Suzuki was down 1.2 percent.
Private oil & gas producer Reliance Industries and top software services exporter TCS wiped out gains, falling 0.2 percent each.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel surged over 4 percent on upgrade reports by brokerages. Software services exporter Infosys rallied over 3 percent.
Shares of Dr Reddy's Labs and Jindal Steel gained 2.5 percent each while ONGC rose 1.8 percent.
Most active shares on exchanges were United Spirits, Tata Coffee, L&T Finance, SBI, United Breweries, Infosys and Bharti Airtel.
In the second line shares, Tata Coffee spiked 14 percent. Strides Arcolab, Apollo Hospital, Motilal Oswal and Amtek India were up 5-6 percent whereas Tuni Textile, JK Bank, Biocon, Responsive Industries and Bajaj Hindusthan lost 3-5 percent.
The BSE Sensex remained listless since early trade as the gains in Infosys, Bharti, ITC, ONGC and L&T counterbalanced by losses in banking & financials and auto stocks.
Indian equity benchmarks extended gains with the NSE Nifty inching towards 5650 level, helped by stocks that saw selling pressure yesterday. Cigarette major ITC and country's second largest software services exporter Infosys gained 1.6 percent each.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was flat to positive in early trade on Friday amid concerns over weak Eurozone economic activity and US fiscal crisis.
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