India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.80%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.80%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Real Estate , Public Sector Undertakings and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.80%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which rose 1.75% or 43.50 points to trade at 2528.10 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 0.93% or 4.20 points to end at 453.95 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) was up 0.63% or 4.15 points to 666.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ), which lost 4.41% or 6.15 points to trade at 133.30 in late trade. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) declined 2.85% or 44.65 points to end at 1521.95 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) shed 2.82% or 14.80 points to 509.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 1.79% to 2528.00, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 0.57% to settle at 924.90 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which gained 0.22% to close at 2554.95.

The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 2.83% to 509.55 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which lost 2.42% to settle at 17872.05 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was down 2.26% to 1529.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1071 to 681 and 49 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1788 fell and 1408 advanced, while 150 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.29% to 16.3525.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.84% or 15.60 to $1863.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $81.25 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $82.63 a barrel.

USDT/INR was up 0.12% to 74.484, while EUR/INR rose 0.00% to 85.3965.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.032.

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