Mumbai: Sensex and Nifty traded in the red during the morning trade session after they opened slightly higher on Friday. Also Read - Sensex Falls By 1,300 Points; Banking, Auto Stocks Plunge

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While the financial sector stocks gained, auto, FMCG and IT declined.

The Sensex of the BSE opened at 37,632.36 from its previous close of 37,558.91 on Thursday.

At 9.52 a.m., the Sensex traded 3.83 points or 0.01 per cent lower at 37,555.08.

The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 11,314.15 after closing at 11,301.80 on Thursday.

The Nifty traded at 11,291.40 during the morning trade session, down 10.40 points or 0.09 per cent.