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

Published 2022/03/25, 12:45
© Reuters India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.40%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Durables, Capital Goods and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.40%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS:BAJA), which rose 1.90% or 68.10 points to trade at 3,652.00 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE) added 1.34% or 9.80 points to end at 743.25 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) was up 0.87% or 6.25 points to 721.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN), which lost 3.61% or 94.60 points to trade at 2,523.90 in late trade. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) declined 2.42% or 38.00 points to end at 1,530.55 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:MRTI) shed 1.87% or 141.50 points to 7,415.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:REDY) which rose 0.77% to 4,360.90, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which was up 0.76% to settle at 3,046.40 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which gained 0.73% to close at 2,596.70.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 3.59% to 2,524.60 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which lost 2.35% to settle at 1,532.00 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which was down 1.79% to 7,419.45 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1224 to 591 and 43 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2004 fell and 1290 advanced, while 101 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.09% to 23.43.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.57% or 11.25 to $1,950.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.64% or 1.84 to hit $110.50 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.20% or 1.43 to trade at $117.60 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.14% to 76.22, while EUR/INR fell 0.01% to 83.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 98.70.

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