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% – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the IT , Real Estate and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.62%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ), which rose 3.88% or 5.70 points to trade at 152.60 at the close. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) added 2.93% or 16.20 points to end at 569.10 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) was up 2.11% or 22.60 points to 1,096.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ), which lost 8.06% or 248.80 points to trade at 2,838.05 in late trade. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) declined 5.88% or 44.25 points to end at 707.90 and UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) shed 3.98% or 31.55 points to 761.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 3.84% to 152.65, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was up 1.42% to settle at 1,907.50 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which gained 1.41% to close at 688.35.

The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 8.04% to 2,838.40 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which lost 3.69% to settle at 3,166.60 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was down 3.53% to 1,059.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1611 to 243 and 28 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2532 fell and 684 advanced, while 114 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.38% to 25.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.68% or 12.71 to $1,852.69 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.29% or 1.42 to hit $111.19 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.11% or 1.23 to trade at $111.92 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 77.57, while EUR/INR fell 0.51% to 82.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 102.32.

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