India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.24%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Auto , Banking and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.24%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ), which rose 4.63% or 8.30 points to trade at 187.40 at the close. Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 4.46% or 15.30 points to end at 358.00 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) was up 3.51% or 12.00 points to 353.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ), which lost 4.00% or 18.05 points to trade at 432.75 in late trade. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) declined 3.08% or 89.10 points to end at 2804.90 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 2.52% or 179.70 points to 6938.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 2.27% to 410.35, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was up 2.14% to settle at 88.30 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which gained 2.03% to close at 466.00.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 3.82% to 433.60 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 2.45% to settle at 6940.00 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 2.44% to 3297.05 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 830 to 760 and 92 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1299 rose and 1191 declined, while 170 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.04% to 24.7525 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 6.75 to $1874.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.53% or 0.19 to hit $35.98 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.60% or 0.23 to trade at $38.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 74.543, while EUR/INR rose 0.18% to 86.9730.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 93.920.

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