India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%
Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking , Consumer Durables and Auto sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.13%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.15%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ), which rose 4.87% or 201.20 points to trade at 4,328.50 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) added 2.38% or 4.35 points to end at 187.40 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 2.22% or 13.50 points to 621.95 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ), which lost 3.14% or 55.60 points to trade at 1,714.15 in late trade. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) declined 2.66% or 71.50 points to end at 2,618.50 and HDFC Bank Ltd (NS: HDBK ) shed 2.47% or 36.60 points to 1,442.65.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which rose 4.90% to 4,327.45, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was up 1.77% to settle at 6,345.70 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which gained 1.75% to close at 1,568.85.
The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 3.09% to 1,713.40 in late trade, Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which lost 2.63% to settle at 2,618.70 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 2.23% to 1,442.70 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1097 to 721 and 37 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1878 fell and 1401 advanced, while 117 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.
The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.30% to 23.93.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.41% or 7.85 to $1,945.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.09% or 0.10 to hit $114.83 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.19% or 0.23 to trade at $121.83 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.29% to 76.34, while EUR/INR fell 0.40% to 83.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 98.80.
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