NEW DELHI: Most metal stocks were shining during afternoon trade on Tuesday.
The BSE Metal index was trading 1.41 per cent up at 12,957 around 02:40 pm.
Shares of Hindalco Industries (up 2.84 per cent), Jindal Steel & Power (up 2.58 per cent), Coal India (up 2.34 per cent) and Tata Steel (up 2.16 per cent) were trading with decent gains.
Nalco (up 1.54 per cent), JSW Steel (up 1.07 per cent), Hindustan Zinc (up 0.91 per cent), NMDC (up 0.24 per cent) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) (up 0.18 per cent) were also in the green.
Shares of Vedanta (down 0.09 per cent) were almost flat around that time.
Gains in heavyweights including Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, ITC, Maruti, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank were keeping the benchmark indices up.
The BSE Sensex was up 252 points at 36,187, while the NSE Nifty50 index was up 79 points at 10,932.
In the Sensex index, 20 stocks were advancing, while 11 were declining.
Reliance Industries, Coal India and Tata Steel were leading among Sensex gainers.