Markets have opened lower tracking global cues and continued weakness visible in the IT heavyweight Infosys. The Sensex has declined 37 points to open at 18,637 and the 50-share Nifty is down 11 points at 5,664.
Coal India is the top loser among the Sensex stocks, down nearly 1% at Rs 356. NTPC, Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, HDFC Bank, Tata Power, ITC, Gail India, Bajaj Auto, HDFC and Sterlite Industries are also among the laggards down 0.5-0.7% each.
BSE banking index- Bankex is the top sectoral loser, down 0.4% at 13,035. Power, PSU, auto, FMCG, IT and metal indices are also trading lower. While, realty, healthcare, consumer durables, oil & gas and capital goods indices are up 0.03-0.3% each.