India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.09%
Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate , IT and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.09%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.03%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ), which rose 2.46% or 67.90 points to trade at 2833.20 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) added 2.44% or 15.95 points to end at 670.55 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) was up 1.53% or 23.45 points to 1554.45 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ), which lost 1.83% or 14.35 points to trade at 769.90 in late trade. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) declined 1.80% or 8.85 points to end at 481.95 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) shed 1.78% or 25.95 points to 1435.20.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which rose 2.56% to 2836.05, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was up 2.48% to settle at 670.70 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which gained 1.20% to close at 1004.00.
The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 1.81% to 769.65 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which lost 1.69% to settle at 1435.55 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 1.62% to 787.70 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1104 to 585 and 48 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1760 fell and 1265 advanced, while 127 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.
The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.39% to 14.8950.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.14% or 20.95 to $1812.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.14% or 0.79 to hit $68.50 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.24 to trade at $71.98 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.50% to 73.437, while EUR/INR rose 0.48% to 87.1395.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 92.312.
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