Taking a respite from previous declines amid mixed global cues, domestic equity markets started Tuesday's trading session on a flat note. At 9:50 am, the Sensex at the BSE was trading 36 points higher at 25,844 and the Nifty at the NSE was trading six points up at 7,916.
However, broader markets traded in the opposite direction, BSE Midcap index slumped 0.4 per cent while Smallcap index lost by 0.2 per cent.
Among the BSE sectoral indices, Consumer Durables index registered the biggest gain with a jump of 0.4 per cent while Realty index became the top loser with a tumble of 2.2 per cent.
On Monday, the Sensex had closed 234 points down at 25,807 and the Nifty had ended 73 points lower at 7,913.
Top gainers in the Sensex-30 pack: Cipla (up 1.8 per cent), Adani Ports (up 1.4 per cent), TCS (up 1 per cent), Lupin (up 1 per cent) and Sun Pharma (up 0.9 per cent).
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Bharti Airtel (down 1.3 per cent), Hero Motocorp (down 1.1 per cent), Power Grid (down 0.8 per cent), Bajaj Auto (down 0.7 per cent) and Gail (down 0.5 per cent).
However, the Rupee was trading 11 paise down at 67.85 against the US Dollar.