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%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Metals , Auto and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.12%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ), which rose 1.62% or 8.75 points to trade at 550.00 at the close. AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) added 1.49% or 9.35 points to end at 634.90 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) was up 1.48% or 6.80 points to 465.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ), which lost 4.16% or 160.95 points to trade at 3,706.60 in late trade. Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ) declined 3.21% or 30.45 points to end at 917.20 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) shed 3.20% or 92.25 points to 2,794.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which rose 1.74% to 636.70, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was up 1.38% to settle at 465.80 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which gained 0.92% to close at 1,657.35.

The worst performers were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was down 2.09% to 999.70 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which lost 2.00% to settle at 5,400.45 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 1.74% to 10,921.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1175 to 648 and 45 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1838 fell and 1324 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.27% to 21.84.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.36% or 6.60 to $1,810.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.45% or 0.49 to hit $109.29 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.29% or 0.33 to trade at $112.12 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.13% to 78.98, while EUR/INR fell 0.16% to 82.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 105.07.

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