Nifty hovers around 9100 as investors await quarterly earnings
Equity benchmarks started off trade on a negative note amid consolidation, tracking weakness in global peers as investors remained cautious about earnings season after IT companies' results.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 29.51 points at 29,289.59 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 7.35 points to 9,097.80.
TCS fell 1.5 percent following lower-than-expected earnings due to weakness in BFSI & retail segments and North America & Latin America businesses.
HDFC, Tata Motors, ONGC, Tata Steel and Axis Bank were other losers while Reliance Industries, ITC, Adani Ports and Sun Pharma were gainers.
The Indian rupee opened marginally higher at 64.60 per dollar today against previous day's closing value of 64.63.
Rupee has been weakening and may depreciate to 64.80/dollar.Trading range for the day will be 64.50-64.80/dollar,
The dollar index fell near a three-week low on disappointing US housing starts data and nervousness over trade talks between the United States and Japan. While Britain's pound soared after Prime Minister Theresa may called for a snap general election.
Asia markets declined today, tracking Wall Street's negative close overnight, with resources and financial shares losing ground. Investors also remained vigilant amid US-North Korea tensions and the nearing of the French presidential election.