India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.56%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.56% – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Public Sector Undertakings and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.56%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which rose 1.73% or 22.35 points to trade at 1315.80 at the close. Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ) added 1.58% or 258.50 points to end at 16614.95 and Vedanta Ltd (NS: VDAN ) was up 0.85% or 1.20 points to 142.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ), which lost 3.98% or 1.55 points to trade at 37.35 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) declined 3.81% or 6.65 points to end at 168.10 and GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) shed 3.71% or 4.55 points to 118.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 1.86% to 1316.35, Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was up 1.70% to settle at 16629.40 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which gained 0.89% to close at 2203.25.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was down 3.20% to 99.95 in late trade, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO: HROM ) which lost 3.07% to settle at 2284.35 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 2.37% to 408.65 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1110 to 462 and 76 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1645 fell and 783 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 5.88% to 14.4150.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.19% or 2.95 to $1583.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $52.35 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $57.30 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.22% to 71.372, while EUR/INR fell 0.08% to 77.4170.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 98.975.

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