India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.23%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.23% – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Metals , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.23%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ), which rose 2.31% or 176.20 points to trade at 7791.75 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) added 1.98% or 47.65 points to end at 2453.95 and NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) was up 1.75% or 2.35 points to 136.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which lost 3.75% or 51.25 points to trade at 1313.65 in late trade. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) declined 2.34% or 16.10 points to end at 672.85 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) shed 2.28% or 40.85 points to 1748.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 2.36% to 7792.05, Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was up 1.95% to settle at 2453.20 and NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which gained 1.75% to close at 136.65.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was down 3.74% to 1314.50 in late trade, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which lost 1.49% to settle at 1171.40 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 1.44% to 2500.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1110 to 621 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1898 rose and 1241 declined, while 137 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.00% to 17.0625.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 2.25 to $1793.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.19% or 0.16 to hit $83.89 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $84.66 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.16% to 74.715, while EUR/INR fell 0.21% to 86.6505.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.940.

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