India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Metals , Consumer Durables and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.13%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ), which rose 3.80% or 32.65 points to trade at 892.15 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) added 1.65% or 8.25 points to end at 509.65 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) was up 1.27% or 34.10 points to 2717.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ), which lost 2.58% or 96.10 points to trade at 3621.60 in late trade. HDFC Bank Ltd (NS: HDBK ) declined 1.75% or 28.00 points to end at 1572.25 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 1.39% or 107.05 points to 7577.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which rose 3.92% to 892.90, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was up 1.18% to settle at 1946.85 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 1.16% to close at 529.20.

The worst performers were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 1.82% to 1571.15 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which lost 1.44% to settle at 2935.45 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 1.42% to 7577.05 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1077 to 666 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1949 rose and 1263 declined, while 169 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.07% to 16.0025.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.11% or 2.00 to $1826.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.50% or 0.41 to hit $82.34 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.48% or 0.40 to trade at $83.83 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.19% to 74.045, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 85.8520.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 93.935.

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