Markets start on a shaky note; Sensex down 85.57 points, Nifty falls 32.20 points at mid-day

Mumbai/New Delhi: After witnessing four continuous days of winning momentum the BSE Sensex and NSE’s Nifty 50 opened on a shaky note on Thursday with investors waiting for clarity on the US-China trade talks held on Wednesday. The December quarter results are also keeping investors in wait and watch mode. At 12:04 IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 85.57 points or 0.24% at 36,127.34. The Nifty 50 index was down 32.30 points or 0.30% at 10,822.85. Analysts are predicting this downfall trend to continue with the General Elections 2019 just about three months away.

The top-performing shares at BSE were RCF, Linde India, Vakrangee, Wabag, and South Bank. The top losers were Tata Steel, DCM Shriram, Phoenix Ltd, Hind Petro, and Delta Corp. At NSE the top gainers were Tata Motors, NTPC, UPL, Eicher Motors, and Bajaj Auto. The top losers were Hind Petro, IndusInd Bank, Infratel, Grasim and BPCL.