Selling pressure was witnessed in IT (information technology) and TECK (media, entertainment and technology) stocks.
The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 27,857.80 points, traded at 27,817.01 points (at 9.30 a.m.) — up a mere 1.83 points or 0.01 per cent from the previous close at 27,815.18 points.
It has so far touched a high of 27,866.11 points and a low of 27,763.15 points.
The BSE market breadth was marginally tilted in favour of the bulls — with 924 advances and 519 declines.
In contrast, the wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged down to 8,513.35 points — down 6.15 points or 0.07 per cent.
On Wednesday, the benchmark indices had closed flat induced by profit-booking, lower crude oil prices and disappointing macro-economic inflation data.
The barometer index was up a mere 7.04 points or 0.03 per cent at 27,815.18 points, while the Nifty inched down by 1.55 points or 0.02 per cent to 8,519.50 points.