India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.12%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.12% – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Public Sector Undertakings and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.12%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS: TACN ), which rose 2.73% or 20.05 points to trade at 754.30 at the close. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) added 2.07% or 46.40 points to end at 2,291.40 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) was up 2.06% or 126.00 points to 6,233.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ), which lost 4.50% or 10.75 points to trade at 227.90 in late trade. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) declined 3.08% or 10.55 points to end at 331.90 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) shed 2.18% or 26.15 points to 1,172.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which rose 2.02% to 2,290.65, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was up 1.98% to settle at 6,230.00 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which gained 1.65% to close at 3,100.15.

The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 4.55% to 227.85 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which lost 2.14% to settle at 1,172.45 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 2.01% to 457.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1015 to 823 and 43 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1847 rose and 1392 declined, while 112 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.97% to 22.30.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.16% or 2.90 to $1,816.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.27% or 1.39 to hit $111.02 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.96% or 1.08 to trade at $113.01 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.32% to 77.60, while EUR/INR fell 0.01% to 81.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 103.54.

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