Markets have opened on a flat note with negative bias in trades today tracking subdued global cues. The Sensex has declined 12 points to open at 18,926 and the 50-share Nifty has opened lower by 9 points at 5,738.
Back home, BHEL is the top loser among the Sensex stocks, It has opened lower by 2% at Rs 258. Tata Power, Wipro, Hindalco, Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, State bank of India, Hero MotoCorp, Tata Steel and HUL have also opened on a weak note down 0.4-1.7% each.
BSE realty index is the top sectoral loser. The index has slipped 1.3% or 25 points at 1,924. Capital goods, power, bankex, FMCG, oil & gas, metal and auto indices have also slipped 0.2-0.6% each. At the same time, healthcare, IT, consumer durables and PSU indices have opened on a flat note.