India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.09%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.09%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Banking , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.09%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which rose 3.64% or 5.70 points to trade at 162.10 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) added 3.55% or 51.90 points to end at 1513.60 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 2.73% or 12.30 points to 463.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ), which lost 1.47% or 295.95 points to trade at 19893.60 in late trade. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ) declined 1.43% or 39.65 points to end at 2734.70 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) shed 1.26% or 25.40 points to 1985.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which rose 3.70% to 1514.05, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 1.92% to settle at 752.55 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which gained 1.29% to close at 1315.80.

The worst performers were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was down 1.46% to 2733.05 in late trade, Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which lost 1.22% to settle at 19905.80 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 1.19% to 1986.75 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1178 to 525 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1989 rose and 1089 declined, while 153 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.17% to 16.4925.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.22% or 3.85 to $1774.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.63% or 1.15 to hit $71.64 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.41% or 1.05 to trade at $75.41 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.20% to 73.885, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 86.6660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 93.188.

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