The Indian share market indices have opened the day on a positive note but were trading mixed. This was on the back of international markets. U.S. stocks turned mostly negative on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials retreating from record highs, after activist investor Carl Icahn said he is "very cautious" on equities. Asian equity markets were mixed on Tuesday following a negative lead from Wall Street overnight and caution over the duration of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program. The Sensex today is up by around 35 points (0.2%), while the NSE-Nifty is up by around 12 points (0.2%) at the time of writing this. Mid and small cap stocks are also trading in the green with the BSE Mid Cap and BSE Small Cap indices up by around 0.5% and 0.2% respectively. The rupee is currently trading at Rs 62.22 to the US dollar.
The sectoral indices have opened on a mixed note with the stocks in the metal and energy space leading the gains. However, the stocks in software space were leading the losses.