At around 3.21 pm, Nifty Metal was trading at 2,326.65 down 1.40%. The index has touched the day's low of 2,315.75.
On the index, the top underperforming stocks were - Hindustan Copper at Rs33.70 per piece down 2.60%, followed by Hindalco (Rs170.40 per piece), Tata Steel (Rs170.40 per piece), Hindustan Zinc (Rs210.35 per piece) and NMDC (Rs81.15 per piece) plunging by 2% each.
JSW Steel, Welspun Corp, Coal India, Jindal Jindal Steel & Power, Ratnamani Metals & Tubes and Mishra Dhatu Nigam dived by 1% each.
National Aluminium and MOIL stock plunged marginally.
Meanwhile, the gainers' list included two stocks namely SAIL and APL Apollo Tubes surging by 1% each.