Benchmark indices ended the day lower, as global markets saw profit booking after a near 6-day rally across markets.
Select stocks saw buying interest including the likes of Wipro, Reliance, Dr Reddy's and Tata Steel. Shares in HCC surged 10 per cent, after the company won an order for the Mumbai Metro III order in JV with Russian company MMS.
Southern Biotech was locked at the upper end of the circuit filter after the company said that it has received orders to supply 14544 kilo litres of bio diesel to Andhra Pradesh state road transport.
But the star in trade was the heavily traded Jaiprakash Associates, which rose sharply by 11 per cent after the board approved a scheme of arrangement for divestment of cement assets to UltraTech Cement.
A non index stock that saw huge selling pressure was Nagarjuna Oil which dropped after IOC turned down an offer to buy stake in Nagarjuna Oil project.
Usha Agro was another stock that surged after lenders decided to invoke strategic debt recast of the company.
Meanwhile, markets across Asia ended the day lower, while most of Europe was trading with losses.