India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.40%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Metals and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.40%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ), which rose 1.48% or 8.35 points to trade at 570.80 at the close. Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) added 1.35% or 328.80 points to end at 24678.35 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) was up 1.32% or 22.55 points to 1729.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which lost 3.65% or 6.10 points to trade at 161.20 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) declined 3.38% or 17.90 points to end at 511.70 and UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) shed 2.87% or 20.80 points to 704.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Wipro Ltd (BO: WIPR ) which rose 1.45% to 570.65, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 1.38% to settle at 1730.60 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 1.17% to close at 198.10.

The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 2.39% to 842.95 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which lost 1.96% to settle at 3720.25 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 1.69% to 218.10 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1607 to 235 and 26 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2705 fell and 685 advanced, while 126 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.33% to 22.9025.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.02% or 0.40 to $1899.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.30% or 0.27 to hit $89.94 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.18 to trade at $91.21 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.15% to 74.572, while EUR/INR rose 0.23% to 84.7300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 95.810.

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