The key indices ran into profit booking after four sessions of back-to-back rally.
Realty, IT, industrials and financials cracked.
The 30-share benchmark dropped 40.04 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 31,997.34 at 1200 hours.
Major losers were TCS and Coal India, falling by up to 1.88 per cent.
Most Asian stocks were trading higher in anticipation of US inflation data and earnings from some large banks.
In the US, the Dow yesterday closed at a record on gains in the financial sector.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 59.15 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.
Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 279.13 crore.
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