Mumbai: Benchmark indices fell in early trade on Wednesday after rallying in the past four days amid mixed global market trends. Despite a positive beginning, the 30-share BSE Sensex failed to hold on to the gains and later declined 140.5 points to 60,980.85. The broader NSE Nifty dipped 36 points to 18,109.40. Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net buyers on Tuesday as they bought shares worth Rs 2,609.94 crore, as per exchange data.
From the Sensex pack, Bharti Airtel, Titan, Maruti, Infosys, Nestle, Tata Consultancy Services, Asian Paints and Mahindra & Mahindra were the major laggards.
Sun Pharma, Tech Mahindra, Tata Steel and UltraTech Cement were among the gainers.
Asian markets in Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong were trading higher, while Tokyo quoted lower.
Wall Street had ended in the negative territory on November 1, Tuesday.
International oil benchmark Brent crude was trading 1.26 percent higher at USD 95.84 per barrel.
"Globally markets are waiting for the Fed commentary tonight. So, it will be the Fed's commentary and probable guidance that would be market moving," said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.
(With PTI inputs)