Sensex slips over 150 points in opening deals, Nifty dips below 17,500-mark.
The equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened lower on Friday tracking losses in heavyweight stokcs Reliance Industries (RIL), HDFC twins and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) amid a negative trend in global markets.
The S&P BSE Sensex declined by 186.36 points (0.32 per cent) to 58,620.77 in opening deals, while the broader Nifty 50 slipped 46.65 points (0.27 per cent) to 17,470.20. On the Sensex pack, Tech Mahindra was the top loser in early trade slipping around 1 per cent, followed by Axis Bank, RIL, Titan and HCL Tech. On the other hand, Asian Paints, Sun Pharma, M&M, IndusInd Bank, Tata Steel and Maruti were among the gainers.