MTECHTIPS- Zinc trading range for the day is 168-183.2. Zinc dropped tracking copper prices on profit booking after gaining earlier on expectations of a pick-up in Chinese demand for steel alloys. Zinc stockpiles tracked by LME are near the lowest level since 2009 after mines depleted and miners scaled back production amid a price plunge. Industrial output gains have stabilized in excess of 6 percent compared with a year before, according to data. BUY ZINC NOV @ 174.50 SL BELOW 173.00 TGT 176.40-178.80. MCX.