Among stocks, Reliance Industries lost by 1.84 per cent to Rs 2,070 per share on profit-booking, a day after it reported over 30 per cent jump in Q1 net profit at Rs 13,248 crore.

Private lenders IndusInd Bank slipped by 5.6 per cent, Axis Bank by 5.6 per cent, HDFC Bank by 4.5 per cent and ICICI Bank by 4.4 per cent.

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Equity benchmark indices were buoyant during early hours on Friday ahead of a media briefing by Reserve Bank...

At the National Stock Exchange, sectoral indices were mixed with Nifty auto, media and metal down over 2 per cent. Financial services, IT and private banks showed marginal gains.

IT stocks were up with Infosys gaining 2.1 per cent and Wipro by 1.3 per cent. The other gainers were Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank and Power Grid.