The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty opened on Thursday after closing at a record high in the previous session. The Indian rupee opened higher against the USD.
At 10.55 am, the BSE Sensex traded lower by 73.29 points, to 32,969.21, while the Nifty fell 8.85 points to close at 10,286.50. Shares of SBI and PNB hit a fresh record high, rising about 7.79% to Rs 351.3 and 14.55% to Rs 231.45 respectively. Other PSU bank stocks which also rallied include Indian Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India Canara Bank, Bank of India, OBC, IDBI Bank and Syndicate Bank.
JP Group stocks fell after the Supreme Court has extended the deadline for Jaypee Associates Ltd to deposit Rs. 2,000 crore to cover its liability towards those who bought homes in projects of its subsidiary Jaypee Infratech Ltd.
Tata Communications Ltd fell 4% to Rs. 688 after it has reported a loss of Rs. 128.55 crore against a net profit of Rs. 267.65 crore that was in the corresponding quarter last year.
HCL Infosystems Ltd fell 4% to Rs. 46.85 after the company announced its net loss for the quarter widened to Rs. 455.57 cr from Rs. 37.13 cr a year ago period.
Rupee Watch: The Indian rupee opened at 64.80/USD and was being traded at 64.74 V/s the dollar, up 0.25% from its last close of 64.90.