The major Indian equity benchmarks started the day with a gap down and continued to trade down with cues from the Asian Markets. This has led the Sensex to trade near the level of 19349.19 i.e., down by nearly 104.73 points & the Nifty to trade near the level of 5877.35 i.e., down by nearly 39.05 points. The midcap & small-cap indices are trading negative by more than quarter of a percentage point each. On the sectoral front, except for IT index, all the other indices are trading in red. IT index is trading positive with the gain of just less than quarter of percentage point While Reality index and Consumer Durables index are the biggest looser with the loss of more than a percentage point. Further, the market breadth is negative as one stock is seen advancing for every two declines.