India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.32%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.32%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ), which rose 4.24% or 62.80 points to trade at 1542.45 at the close. Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) added 3.22% or 57.60 points to end at 1846.05 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) was up 1.67% or 30.00 points to 1822.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ), which lost 6.32% or 16.60 points to trade at 245.95 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) declined 4.95% or 25.20 points to end at 484.40 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) shed 4.34% or 122.65 points to 2703.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which rose 4.12% to 1539.25, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was up 3.26% to settle at 1846.40 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which gained 1.99% to close at 19054.05.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 6.23% to 246.10 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 2546.45 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 3.97% to 2486.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1421 to 324 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2274 fell and 907 advanced, while 112 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.15% to 17.3825.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.71% or 12.55 to $1778.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.14% or 0.93 to hit $82.62 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.77% or 0.65 to trade at $84.98 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.20% to 75.037, while EUR/INR rose 0.21% to 87.4745.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 93.558.

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