Mumbai, Feb 7: Nifty opened positive on Wednesday but soon lost some sheen to close flat at 21,931 levels. Barring IT, all other sectors ended in the green, said Siddhartha Khemka, Head of Retail Research at Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
Buying was seen in the PSU Bank and Realty sectors. The Realty sector was in momentum amid healthy Q3 numbers from the real estate companies, while IT saw some profit booking after an up-move in the last few sessions, he said.
Overall, the market remained on the sidelines ahead of the RBI policy meeting outcome on Thursday, he added.
On the economic front, US retail sales data and China’s CPI data will be released later on Wednesday.
Investors would continue to take cues from the earnings season. Insurance giant LIC will announce results on Thursday, where new business premium growth is expected to remain healthy, Khemka said.