Domestic bourses continued to trade flat during the morning deals amid some buying seen in the auto, metal and pharma names.
Meanwhile, Indian rupee opened 10 paise lower at 74.29 per dollar on Thursday against previous close of 74.19, amid volatile trade seen in the domestic equity market.
Foreign institutional investors remained net buyers in the capital market as they purchased shares worth Rs 3,071.93 crore on Wednesday, according to provisional exchange data
At 10:38 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 44169.25 down by -10.8 points or by -0.02 % and then NSE Nifty was at 12944.25 up by 6 points or by 0.05 %.
Sensex touched intraday high of 44222.99 and intraday low of 43821.39 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 12959.9 and intraday low of 12835.6
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 8175.00,+5.10%), Tata Steel Ltd. (Rs. 530.45,+2.60%), Bajaj Finance Ltd. (Rs. 4761.00,+2.27%), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 73.30,+1.95%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 1303.95,+1.90%), among others.
The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 490.50,-1.40%), HDFC Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1390.05,-1.31%), Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 2334.05,-1.25%), Asian Paints Ltd. (Rs. 2169.00,-1.23%), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 628.70,-1.18%), among others.
Among the sectors, Realty index was at 2050.87 up by 51.5 points or by 2.58%. Prestige Estates Projects Ltd. (Rs. 284.10,+4.62%), Godrej Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1108.00,+4.12%), DLF Ltd. (Rs. 197.80,+3.80%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 62.50,+2.71%), Sobha Ltd. (Rs. 319.15,+1.61%),.
Bankex index was at 33936.53 down by -208.78 points or by -0.61%. Federal Bank Ltd. (Rs. 61.00,-1.45%), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 490.50,-1.40%), RBL Bank Ltd. (Rs. 218.25,-1.36%), HDFC Bank Ltd. (Rs. 1390.05,-1.31%), City Union Bank Ltd. (Rs. 195.50,-1.29%),.
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2519 , shares advanced were 1481 while 900 shares declined and 138 were unchanged.