New Delhi: After a flat opening, the key indices traded volatile despite firm Asian stocks, which supported domestic bourses in the mid morning trade on Monday.
But investors are skeptical about rollover positions from July 2009 contacts to August 2009 futures and options (F&O) contract ahead on Thursday, 30 July 2009.
On the sectoral front, realty and metal stocks advanced while auto stocks declined.
At 1:30pm, the 30-share Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex traded lower by 53.30 points at 15,325.65 whereas the 50-share NSE Nifty was down by 14.15 points at 4,554.40.
Castrol India Ltd zoomed 7.65% to Rs435.00 after net profit increased by 55% to Rs128.40 crore in Quarter 2 June as against same quarter in 2008.
Jaiprakash Associates Ltd also gained 0.14% to Rs241.85 after net profit surged 292.3% to Rs491.18 crore in Q1 June as against 2008.
Andhra Bank spurted 2.02% to Rs90.80 after net profit increased in triple digit 230.10% to Rs. 256.22 crore in Q1 June.
Major gainers from the BSE Sensex pack are Tata Power Ltd surged 4.54% to Rs1,226.00 along with Hindustan Uniliver Ltd 4.36% to Rs294.40, DLF Ltd 4.23% to Rs410.30, Tata Steel Ltd improved 1.84% to Rs448.00 and Bharti Airtel Ltd improved 1.28% to Rs420.80.
Among the losers are Reliance Industries Ltd plunged 4.89% to Rs1,915.30, ONGC by 4.46% to Rs1,076.00, Hero Honda Motors Ltd by 3.55% to Rs1,674.00, Tata Motors by 2.18% to Rs365.35 and Housing Development Finance Co Ltd by 1.83% to Rs2367.90.