India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.18%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.18%

Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the IT , Technology and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.18%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ), which rose 2.60% or 22.35 points to trade at 882.50 at the close. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) added 2.21% or 2.75 points to end at 127.20 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ) was up 1.88% or 84.65 points to 4,586.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ), which lost 1.79% or 50.95 points to trade at 2,792.40 in late trade. AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) declined 1.63% or 11.05 points to end at 668.85 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) shed 1.59% or 14.55 points to 903.20.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 2.28% to 880.15, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was up 1.73% to settle at 4,581.20 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which gained 1.50% to close at 1,769.00.

The worst performers were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 1.74% to 668.05 in late trade, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which lost 1.53% to settle at 903.70 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 1.48% to 479.45 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1156 to 660 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1865 fell and 1338 advanced, while 135 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.97% to 18.34.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.39% or 24.10 to $1,711.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.45% or 2.36 to hit $93.94 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.94% or 1.93 to trade at $97.64 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.17% to 79.93, while EUR/INR fell 0.06% to 80.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.64% at 108.44.

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