Experts feel the markets are likely to remain volatile. "The market may remain volatile this week as traders roll over positions in the futures and options (F&O) segment from the near-month February 2014 series to March 2014 series. The near-month February 2014 F&O contracts expires on Wednesday," Standard Chartered analysts said in a morning note.
Asian markets were showing a mixed trend. The Nikkei (1.44%), KOSPI (0.66%) and Straits Times (0.11%) were trading in the green. Jakarta Composite (-0.58%) and Shanghai Composite (-1.07%) were trading in the red.
Back home, among individual stocks, BHEL (1.79%), Bajaj Auto (1.66%) and Wipro (1.51%) were trading in the green. Among sectoral indices, BSE Consumer Durables (2.32%), BSE IT (0.83%) and BSE Healthcare (0.39%) were trading higher.
Meanwhile, shares of Ranbaxy fell 2.36% intra-day after the company halted shipments from its Toansa and Dewas plants. In an exchange release, the company said that the company is examining processes and controls at these plants.