The Indian equities were trading half a per cent lower in Thursday’s volatile session ahead of the F&O (futures & options) weekly expiry.
Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex slipped below 34,000. The index hovered around 33,750 levels, down 367 points. The Nifty also gave up the 10,000 mark. Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank (both down 4 per cent) were the top Sensex laggards. On the other hand, Tech Mahindraa (up 4%) was the top index gainer. On the other hand, Titan dipped 3 per cent.
HDFC Life Insurance rose as much a 4 per cent on the BSE post block deals. Aurobindo Pharma also shot up 4 per cent after reporting 32 per cent jump in its Q4 net profit. On the other hand, Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) fluctated after announcing its March quarter results.
The trend among Nifty sectoral indices was mixed. While Nifty PSU Bank index gained the ost 1.3 per cent, Nifty Financials index declined 2 per cent.
Today, a total of 15 companies including DLF, PI Industries, and SRF are scheduled to announce their March quarter results.