BSE Sensex was trading at 52,297.22 down 88.97 points or 0.17% and Nifty50 at 15,665.15 down 24.65 points or 0.16%.
Welspun Corp advanced 5% at Rs146.40 per piece to emerge the major gainer while JSW Steel also gained over 1.3% at Rs690.70 per piece to lift the performance. MOIL and Hindustan Zinc were also bullish despite trimming gains, Jindal Steel, and SAIL were also trading higher.
APL Apollo dragged the most at Rs1,502.45 per piece, down 2.7% as out of the 15 stocks, 6 stocks advanced while 9 stocks declined.
Nalco, Hindalco, Adani Enterprises and Tata Steel were also under pressure. Vedanta, Coal India, NMDC and Ratnamani were also lower.