Auto stocks were trading in the positive zone, with the S&P BSE Auto Index rising 68.25 points or 0.24% to 28838.32 at 09:46 IST.
Among the components of the S&P BSE Auto index, Tube Investments of India Ltd (+4.42%), Uno Minda Ltd (+2.67%), Escorts Kubota Ltd (+1.15%), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (+0.92%), MRF Ltd (up 0.82%), were the main gainers. Other gainers include Balkrishna Industries Ltd (+0.6%), Tata Motors Ltd (+0.41%) and Eicher Motors Ltd (+0.18%).
In contrast, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (down 0.89%), Ashok Leyland Ltd (down 0.8%) and Cummins India Ltd (down 0.72%) declined.
As of 09:46 IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 336.09 or 0.59% at 56771.43.
The Nifty 50 index fell 108.25 points or 0.64% to 16899.15.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap Index fell 94.37 points or 0.34% to 27,896.5.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index fell 28.43 points or 0.33% to 8634.7.
On the BSE, 1085 stocks were trading green, 1694 were trading red and 105 were unchanged.
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