Equity benchmark indices declined in early trade on Wednesday amid sluggish global market trends.
After a day’s breather, the 30-share BSE Sensex declined 161.41 points to 66,266.68. The Nifty skidded 36.7 points to 19,774.80.
At 10:15 am, Sensex was trading 15.11 points higher at 66,443.20, whereas Nifty was trading 23.95 points up at 19,835.45.
Among the Sensex firms, Bajaj Finance, Power Grid, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, NTPC and Larsen & Toubro were the major laggards.
Tata Motors, JSW Steel, Tata Steel and Sun Pharma were among the gainers.