Among the stocks that touched their 52-week highs on NSE were: Adani Ports & SEZ, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Century Enka, Eveready Industries, Hindustan Petroleum,
, Karur Vysya Bank, SBI Cards and Payment Services, Repco Home Finance and Tata Power.
Overall, 17 shares were trading in green in Nifty50 index, while 33 were trading in red in the afternoon trade.
In the Nifty 50 index, UPL ,
, NTPC, BPCL and Coal India Ltd were among top gainers, while Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Tata Steel, Asian Paints and ICICI Bank were trading in red.
The BSE Sensex was trading 172.17 points down at 51152.52. Traders were seen piling up position in IT – Hardware, Industrial Equipment, Diversified, Agro Processing and Rubber sectors, while selling were visible in Infrastructure, Auto, Term Lending Institutions, Building Materials and Hospitals & Allied Services sectors.