Oriental Bank of Commerce (down 2.35 per cent), Bank of India (down 2.30 per cent), Canara Bank (down 1.51 per cent), Bank of Baroda (down 1.19 per cent), Union Bank of India (down 1.03 per cent) and State Bank of India (down 1.03 per cent) slipped over 1 per cent in the Nifty PSU Bank index which was trading 1 per cent down at 3,001 around 1 pm (IST).
Benchmark Nifty50 index was trading 0.24 per cent up at 10,009, while the BSE Sensex was 0.19 per cent up at 31,895 around.
IDBI Bank (up 0.29 per cent) was the only gainer in the PSU Bank index around that time.
Among the gainers in the Nifty50 index, Bharti Infratel surged up to 7 per cent. Hindalco gained over 5 per cent.
On the NSE, 978 stocks were advancing, compared with 629 stocks declining and 363 stocks remaining unchanged.