India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.35%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.35% – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate , Metals and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.35%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which rose 3.19% or 31.80 points to trade at 1029.50 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 2.47% or 17.15 points to end at 710.70 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ) was up 1.88% or 1.95 points to 105.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ), which lost 3.61% or 34.10 points to trade at 911.30 in late trade. Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ) declined 2.12% or 45.20 points to end at 2089.05 and Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) shed 1.89% or 546.65 points to 28420.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which rose 3.11% to 1029.20, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was up 1.49% to settle at 607.80 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which gained 1.37% to close at 1264.90.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 2.07% to 2089.05 in late trade, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which lost 1.70% to settle at 7527.30 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 1.40% to 435.65 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 946 to 742 and 39 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1728 rose and 1339 declined, while 107 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.06% to 12.6075.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.53% or 9.65 to $1799.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.27% or 0.88 to hit $69.97 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.22% or 0.87 to trade at $72.16 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.07% to 74.148, while EUR/INR fell 0.13% to 87.5580.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 92.418.

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