Among the stocks that touched their 52-week highs on NSE were: Ashapura Minechem; MBL Infrastructures; Ansal Properties & Infrastructure; Golden Tobacco; Orchid Pharma; Tera Software; Visagar Polytex;; Usha Martin Education & Solutions; Raj Oil Mills; RKEC Projects.
Overall, 22 shares were trading in green in Nifty50 index, while 28 were trading in red in the afternoon trade.
In the Nifty 50 index, Bharti Airtel, Tech Mahindra, Adani Ports SEZ, PowerGrid and HCL Tech were among top gainers, while Tata Motors, Bajaj Finance, HDFC, IndusInd Bank and ONGC were trading in red.
The BSE Sensex was trading 210.98 points down at 45342.98. Traders were seen piling up position in Diversified, Shipping, IT – Hardware, Telecommunications and IT Software sectors, while selling were visible in Electric/Electronics, Learning & Education, Agro Processing, Trading and Miscellaneous sectors.