India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.46%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Capital Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.46%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Vedanta Ltd (NS: VDAN ), which rose 12.44% or 9.90 points to trade at 89.50 at the close. NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) added 5.94% or 5.15 points to end at 91.80 and ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) was up 4.45% or 7.05 points to 165.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which lost 5.73% or 90.35 points to trade at 1486.45 in late trade. GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) declined 3.69% or 3.40 points to end at 88.65 and Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) shed 2.97% or 46.60 points to 1523.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 5.71% to 91.60, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was up 4.23% to settle at 558.80 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which gained 4.17% to close at 165.05.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 6.12% to 1480.25 in late trade, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which lost 2.95% to settle at 1523.00 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 2.56% to 1158.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 947 to 548 and 84 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1307 fell and 861 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.44% to 38.2050.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.51% or 8.60 to $1706.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 5.47% or 1.32 to hit $25.46 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 3.00% or 0.89 to trade at $30.52 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.62% to 75.388, while EUR/INR fell 0.43% to 81.6185.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 100.078.

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