Among the stocks that touched their 52-week highs on NSE were: Grasim Industries, Happiest Minds, Atul Ltd, Ambuja Cements, JSW Steel, Infosys, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Orchid Pharma, Tata Steel, UltraTech Cement, Vedanta and Steel Authority of India.
Overall, 6 shares were trading in green in Nifty50 index, while 44 were trading in red in the afternoon trade.
In the Nifty 50 index, Wipro, Britannia, HCL Tech, Infosys and TCS were among top gainers, while IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, SBI and HDFC were trading in red.
The BSE Sensex was trading 1351.53 points down at 48678.30. Traders were seen piling up position in Diversified, Metals – Ferrous, IT Software, Hospitals & Allied Services and Industrial Equipment sectors, while selling were visible in Airlines, Beverages – Alcoholic, Electric/Electronics, NBFC and Media & Entertainment sectors.