India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.82%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate , Oil & Gas and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.82%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ), which rose 2.32% or 15.95 points to trade at 704.00 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) added 2.22% or 35.50 points to end at 1638.15 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) was up 1.22% or 90.75 points to 7516.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ), which lost 3.14% or 233.75 points to trade at 7218.75 in late trade. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) declined 2.19% or 387.10 points to end at 17324.00 and Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS: TACN ) shed 2.02% or 15.55 points to 754.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which rose 2.38% to 704.05, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was up 2.20% to settle at 1637.85 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 1.20% to close at 7515.40.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 3.10% to 7220.10 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which lost 2.14% to settle at 17343.50 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 2.00% to 2409.80 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 914 to 895 and 47 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1872 rose and 1500 declined, while 167 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.18% to 16.5700.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 1.40 to $1786.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.22% or 0.16 to hit $71.83 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.19 to trade at $75.34 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.14% to 75.801, while EUR/INR fell 0.25% to 85.4050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.375.

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