Shares of Hindustan Copper (up 14.6 per cent), Ratnamani Metals & Tubes (up 9.95 per cent), Steel Authority of India (up 3.14 per cent), Hindalco Industries (up 2.71 per cent) and JSW Steel (up 2.67 per cent) were among the top gainers.
While Welspun Corp (down 2.72 per cent), APL Apollo Tubes (down 2.57 per cent), Coal India (down 2.08 per cent) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam (down 1.93 per cent) were the top losers in the index.
The Nifty Metal index was trading 1.72 per cent up at 3613.2 around 03:10PM.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 280.40 points at 14701.35, while the BSE Sensex was down 1047.9 points at 49841.86.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 10 were trading in the green, while 40 were in the red.
Shares of Vodafone Idea, PNB, IDFC First Bank, Bank of Baroda and YES Bank were among the most traded shares on the NSE.
Shares of Hindustan Copper, Vaibhav Global, Ratnamani Metal, Aditya Birla Capital and Vedanta hit their fresh 52week high in today’s trade, while Sanwaria Consumer Ltd., Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. and Marine Electricals (India) Ltd. hit fresh 52week low in trade.