Shares of Jindal Steel & Power (down 7.78 per cent), Welspun Corp (down 5.04 per cent), Vedanta (down 4.23 per cent) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) (down 4.13 per cent) had been the worst performers in the index.
Tata Steel (down 3.21 per cent), Coal India (down 2.98 per cent) and JSW Steel (down 2.52 per cent) too had been buying and selling in the red.
Benchmark NSE Nifty50 index was down 7.30 factors at 10,519.45 whereas BSE Sensex was up 3.75 factors at 34,984.77 round 12:32 pm.
Among the 50 shares in the Nifty index, 17 had been buying and selling in the inexperienced, whereas 33 had been in the red.
Shares of YES Bank, Idea cellular, Vedanta, Indian Oil Corp, Ashok Leyland, Infosys, Bank of Baroda, SBI, ICICI Bank, SAIL, Tata Motors, HPCL, Tata Steel, ONGC and Axis Bank had been amongst the most traded shares on the NSE.