India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.53%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.53% – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Banking , Carbon and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.53%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which rose 3.60% or 29.50 points to trade at 848.05 at the close. NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) added 3.33% or 4.80 points to end at 149.10 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) was up 2.53% or 11.30 points to 458.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HDFC Bank Ltd (NS: HDBK ), which lost 2.93% or 48.55 points to trade at 1,608.25 in late trade. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) declined 2.20% or 377.50 points to end at 16,818.85 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) shed 2.13% or 39.05 points to 1,797.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 3.40% to 149.15, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was up 2.48% to settle at 233.05 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which gained 1.63% to close at 259.50.

The worst performers were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 2.98% to 1,607.15 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which lost 2.14% to settle at 16,818.85 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was down 2.12% to 2,622.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1296 to 529 and 27 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2286 rose and 1006 declined, while 96 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.24% to 18.49.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.32% or 6.25 to $1,927.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.05% or 1.08 to hit $104.36 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.87% or 0.94 to trade at $108.47 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.13% to 75.35, while EUR/INR fell 0.22% to 82.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.04.

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