The BSE benchmark was down 13.37 points to 16,899.34 and the NSE benchmark went down 1.2 points to 5,112.95.
L&T, BHEL and ICICI Bank were down moderately.
However, GAIL gained 3.5%, topping the buying list. Bank of Baroda, Hero Motocorp, Maruti, ITC, SBI, Reliance Industries, HDFC, IDFC, Cairn India, DLF and Jaiprakash Associates too were on buyers’ radar.
The CNX Midcap Index gained 35 points at 7,275. About two shares advanced for every share falling on the National Stock Exchange.