India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.44%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Metals , Auto and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.44%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which rose 2.92% or 4.90 points to trade at 172.75 at the close. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) added 2.72% or 6.50 points to end at 245.70 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) was up 2.31% or 10.65 points to 472.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ), which lost 11.34% or 26.65 points to trade at 208.35 in late trade. Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) declined 6.33% or 2.35 points to end at 34.80 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) shed 3.87% or 6.55 points to 162.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which rose 1.08% to 317.60, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 1.02% to settle at 797.45 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 0.98% to close at 185.30.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 3.05% to 547.75 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which lost 2.44% to settle at 1144.15 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 1.92% to 6772.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1019 to 505 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1533 fell and 833 advanced, while 149 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.66% to 14.5100.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.25% or 3.95 to $1590.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.51% or 0.79 to hit $51.53 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.82% or 1.05 to trade at $56.62 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 71.475, while EUR/INR rose 0.21% to 77.4325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 99.050.

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