Equity benchmarks opened marginally lower on Wednesday following weak global cues. The Sensex slipped 13.61 points to 26258.36 and the Nifty fell 4.75 points to 7847.65.
About 437 shares have advanced, 315 shares declined, and 28 shares are unchanged.
Shares of Sesa Sterlite, Infosys, Hindalco Industries, Sun Pharma, Gail India, NMDC and Jindal Steel were down 0.8-1.6 percent while NTPC, ONGC, Bharti Airtel, M&M, HUL and Tata Power gained 0.5-1 percent.
The Indian rupee opened flat at 61.46 per dollar on Wednesday as against previous day's closing value of 61.43 a dollar.
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