The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading down 0.70% at 13,327 whereas BSE Small-cap Index is trading down 0.36% at 13,381.
ITC, Sun Pharmaceuticals, HDFC, Dr Reddy's, Adani Ports, ONGC and Cipla are among the gainers, whereas Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Asian Paints, Wipro, HUL and SBI are losing sheen on BSE.
Some buying activity is seen in realty, oil & gas and FMCG sectors, while telecom, banking, auto, capital goods, IT, industrial and pharma are showing weakness on NSE.
The INDIA VIX is up 1.52% at 14.6725. Out of 1,884 stocks traded on the NSE, 936 declined, 610 advanced and 338 remained unchanged today.
A total of 34 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 10 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE.
Asian markets opened flat as renewed strength in US$ & rise in bond yields with the US 10 year hitting 1.79% saw profit booking in equities continue. With nearness to US election results & an inevitable rate hike on the cards, global equity markets have seen huge under performance this October. Weak earnings have also added to the sentiment with heavyweight Samsung joining the list of disappointing earnings.
On the international front, depending on which polls you track, the situation is mixed as far as the race to the White House is concerned with some suggesting a narrow gap between Clinton and Trump while one has a massive lead for Clinton.