India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.62%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the IT , Technology and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.62%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ), which rose 2.76% or 48.90 points to trade at 1,820.15 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 1.82% or 15.25 points to end at 854.55 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) was up 1.43% or 10.80 points to 767.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ), which lost 2.73% or 31.85 points to trade at 1,133.50 in late trade. Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) declined 2.69% or 49.25 points to end at 1,781.50 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) shed 2.65% or 48.05 points to 1,766.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which rose 0.71% to 759.70, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was up 0.69% to settle at 153.05 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which gained 0.26% to close at 3,696.40.

The worst performers were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was down 2.73% to 1,133.80 in late trade, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which lost 2.72% to settle at 1,780.60 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 2.67% to 1,766.65 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1057 to 796 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2051 rose and 1388 declined, while 127 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.29% to 18.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.50% or 9.70 to $1,955.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 3.40% or 3.34 to hit $94.92 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 3.08% or 3.17 to trade at $99.61 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.01% to 75.91, while EUR/INR rose 0.30% to 82.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 99.77.

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