Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 109.45 crore last Friday, as per provisional data.
The 30-share index Sensex resumed lower at 28,433.00 and hovered in a range of 28,494.85 and 28,380.93 before quoting at 28,438.36 points at 10:00 am.
It showed a loss of 19.74 points or 0.07 percent from its last close. The NSE 50-share Nifty also moved down by 9.85 points or 0.12 percent to 8,528.45 at 1000 hours.
Major losers were Infosys (3.72 pct), TCS (1.81 pct), Dr Reddy's Lab (1.23 pct), SSLT (1.12 pct) and Hindalco (0.80 pct).
Asian stocks were trading mostly lower in their morning trade after disappointing data from Japan and China.
Key benchmark indices in Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea and Indonesia were off 0.01 to 0.6 per cent while indices in Japan, China and Hong Kong were up 0.08 to 1.42 percent.
However, US stocks rose last Friday lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to a record high as investors embraced a stronger-than-forecast November payrolls report as backing the view that the economy can handle rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in 2015.