At around 2.05 PM, BSE Sensex was trading at 58,208.65 down 41.61 points or 0.07% and Nifty50 at 17,340.40 down 13.10 points or 0.08%.
The Nifty Metal was trading at 5,761.25 up 40.50 points or 0.71%, after touching a high of 5,770.25 and low of 5,714.90 during intraday trade.
Welspun Corp jumped 6.72% at Rs126.30 per piece in the afternoon trade.
APL Apollo Tubes hit fresh 52-week high of Rs1901 per piece on Thursday. The stock has been in demand this week. It was trading 2.6% higher at Rs1,887.45 per piece.
SAIL, Jindal Steel, Tata Steel, Vedanta and Hindalco were also bullish. JSW Steel was also higher. Hindustan Zinc and NMDC traded flat.
MOIL shed 2.36% at Rs165.70 per piece. National Aluminium (Nalco) was also 1% down. Coal India, Ratnamani and Adani Enterprises also traded in the red.