The market has kickstarted the day on a quite note as key corporate earnings remain in focus today. The Sensex is down 9.63 points at 20140.22 while the Nifty slips 4.20 points at 6025.00.The Indian rupee opened on flat note at 59.29 per dollar versus 59.35 in last session. On international front, US stocks finished largely unchanged in lackluster trading on Friday, with the S&P 500 squeezing out a small gain to finish at another record high, but a batch of disappointing tech earnings dampened the sentiment. European stocks too ended lower on weak earnings. Asian equity markets were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's victory in Sunday's upper house elections and China's decision to liberalize interest rates. Moving to the BSE sectors, Midcap and Small Cap are in green with Midcap adding half a percent and Small cap gained just 0.14%. BSE Auto sector is the best performing, up by 1.23% while Oil and Gas sector is lower by almost a percent till now.
Further the market breath stands positive as 973 shares have advanced, 602 shares declined and 80 shares are unchanged.