The two key equity benchmarks, Sensex and Nifty, on Tuesday are trading flat amid volatility during early morning deals. At 10.15 am, the BSE Sensex was down 23 points to 72,767. On the other hand, the NSE Nifty50 was trading at 22,107, down 15 points.

On the 30-share Sensex platform, Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, M&M, Bajaj Finserv were among the losers. On the flip side, TCS, PowerGrid, ITC, Titan, HCLTech, L&T emerged gainers. Among specific shares, Paytm stocks hit another 5 per cent upper circuit in intra-day deals after its founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma stepped down as part-time non-executive chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL).

In the broader markets, the BSE Midcap rose 0.5 per cent, while the Smallcap advanced 0.3 per cent.

Sectorwise, IT, realty, capital goods, and telecom rose 0.5 per cent each.

In the previous session on Monday, the S&P BSE Sensex closed 353 points lower at 72,790, while the Nifty50 settled at 22,122, down 91 points.

In the Asian markets, Hang Seng and Taiwan were down 1 per cent each, while Nikkei, Kospi, and Straits Times quoted with losses of up to 0.5 per cent.

Brent Crude Oil futures moved back to $82 per barrel.


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