Commodities stocks traded in the positive zone, with the S&P BSE Basic Materials Index advancing 42.85 points or 0.97% to 4479.12 at 9:49 am IST.
Among the components of the S&P BSE Basic Materials index, Tata Steel BSL Ltd (+ 5.03%), Tata Steel Ltd (+ 3.94%), Vinati Organics Ltd (+ 3.66%), Steel Authority of India Ltd (+ 3.6%), Hindustan Zinc Ltd (+ 3.3%), were the first winners. Other winners include Shree Digvijay Cement Co. Ltd (+ 3.19%), West Coast Paper Mills Ltd (+ 3%), Visaka Industries Ltd (+ 2.81%), Prakash Industries Ltd (+ 2.81% ) and DCW Ltd (up 2.58%).
In contrast, Shree Cement Ltd (down 2.96%), Grauer & Weil (India) Ltd (down 2.23%) and Century Plyboards (India) Ltd (down 1.88%) fell .
At 9:49 am IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 226.55 or 0.47% to 47,479.25.
The Nifty 50 index was down 44.65 points or 0.31% to 14,251.75.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap Index rose 49.37 points or 0.24% to 20,824.87.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index fell 2.03 points or 0.03% to 6,788.38.
Regarding BSE, 1179 shares were trading in green, 1003 were trading in red and 110 were unchanged.
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