Metal shares were trading with losses in Tuesday’s morning session.
Shares of Jindal Steel & Power (down 1.81 per cent), Hindalco IndustriesNSE -1.52 % (down 1.62 per cent), Hindustan ZincNSE -0.72 % (down 1.13 per cent) and Hindustan Copper (down 1.03 per cent) were the top losers in the index.
Vedanta (down 0.68 per cent), Welspun Corp (down 0.46 per cent), Tata Steel (down 0.41 per cent) and Jindal Stainless (Hisar) (down 0.40 per cent) too were trading lower.
The Nifty Metal index was trading 0.37 per cent down at 2780.75 around 10:41 am.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 87.15 points at 11,471.45 while the BSE Sensex was down 264.15 points at 38,456.42.
Among the 50 stocks in the Nifty index, 21 were trading in the green, while 29 were in the red.