India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.10%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Metals , Banking and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.10%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ), which rose 10.09% or 70.95 points to trade at 773.95 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) added 7.25% or 81.75 points to end at 1209.55 and Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ) was up 4.18% or 36.95 points to 920.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which lost 2.90% or 13.30 points to trade at 444.80 in late trade. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) declined 2.69% or 172.00 points to end at 6228.10 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) shed 2.68% or 30.25 points to 1098.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 10.06% to 774.00, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was up 7.24% to settle at 1209.45 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which gained 2.18% to close at 3845.00.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 2.59% to 6228.90 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which lost 2.53% to settle at 14221.30 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 2.28% to 431.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 920 to 765 and 47 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1746 rose and 1338 declined, while 120 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.10% to 12.8025.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 3.75 to $1827.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.31% or 0.23 to hit $73.39 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.23 to trade at $74.87 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.21% to 74.399, while EUR/INR rose 0.31% to 88.5240.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 91.852.

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