NEW DELHI: Equity indices slipped in opening trade on Thursday with the benchmark BSE index falling nearly 650 points, dragged by banking and financial stocks.
The 30-share BSE index was trading 645 points or 1.25 per cent lower at 50,799; while the broader NSE Nifty was 190 points or 1.25 per cent lower at 15,055.
HDFC, Bajaj Finserv, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank were the top losers in sensex pack falling up to 2.43 per cent.
While ONGC, Infosys, Tech Mahindra and Sun Pharma were the only shares trading in green.
In the previous session, the BSE sensex finished 1,147.76 points or 2.28 per cent higher at 51,444.65, its biggest single-day rise since February 2. Intra-day, the index had swung 1,243 points.
Likewise, the NSE Nifty climbed 326.50 points or 2.19 per cent to end at 15,245.60.