Markets opened flat to negative with benchmark stock indices opening flat with a negative bias amid negative on mixed global cues.

At 9.19am, the 30-share BSE Sensex opened at 20577 down 33 point while broader 50-share Nifty index opened at 6103 down 10 points.

The SGX Nifty was down 28 points at 6106. 20577 down 33 point around the same time.  

Overnight, the Dow industrials eked out a slim gain on Monday to end at another record high, after the Nasdaq topped 4,000 for the first time in 13 years and then slipped to close below that level.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.05 percent, to end at 16,072, another nominal record closing high. Earlier, the Dow hit yet another all-time intraday high at 16,110. But the S&P 500 dipped 0.13 percent, to finish at 1,802.

The Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.07 percent, to close 3,995. Earlier, the Nasdaq touched an intraday high at 4,007 – its first moved above 4,000 in 13 years. But the Nasdaq pulled back in late trading.

Asian shares headed for a third straight session of gains, though Tokyo’s Nikkei benchmark retreated from a six-month high as the yen recovered some of Monday’s steep losses.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent, building on a 0.3 percent rise in the previous session, though it faced resistance at its 50-day moving average.

Tokyo’s Nikkei share average . shed 0.7 percent after it climbed 1.5 percent on Monday to within sight of a 5-1/2 year peak reached in May.

Oil prices stabilized on Tuesday after Monday’s slide as traders questioned how quickly the Iranian nuclear accord could translate into higher supplies, while the yen came off a four-year trough against the euro.

Stocks to Watch

Asian Paints may see a red tick as its wholly owned subsidiary; Asian Paints Industrial Coatings Ltd has closed down the operations of its powder coatings plant in Himachal Pradesh due to significant decline in the processing volume of powder coatings for the last two years.

Kalpataru Power is likely to see some gains as the company has secured orders worth Rs 1,007 crore. The first order is for a 500-kV D/C over-head transmission line worth Rs 630 crore in Egypt.