Equity benchmarks opened flat on Tuesday after sharp correction seen in previous session. Investors focussed on corporate earnings.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 14.55 points at 33,019.01 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 3 points to 10,222.
Sun Pharma, HCL Technologies, Bharti Airtel, M&M, Lupin, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Eicher Motors were early gainers.
PTC India Financial, Dhanlaxmi Bank, United Bank, Jindal Poly and TNPL fell 1-8 percent after weak earnings. Repco Home, Satin Creditcare, KEI Industries and NMDC were under pressure.
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