India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.00%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.00% – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Real Estate , IT and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 1.00%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which rose 2.39% or 18.25 points to trade at 782.75 at the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) added 1.96% or 17.75 points to end at 921.70 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) was up 1.78% or 59.65 points to 3418.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 2.96% or 20.55 points to trade at 673.95 in late trade. UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) declined 2.62% or 201.00 points to end at 7458.55 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) shed 2.62% or 45.45 points to 1692.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which rose 1.74% to 919.65, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was up 1.46% to settle at 710.25 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 1.36% to close at 7879.10.

The worst performers were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was down 2.56% to 1691.65 in late trade, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which lost 2.49% to settle at 7464.60 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 2.01% to 2416.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 956 to 829 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1930 rose and 1341 declined, while 87 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 4.35% to 17.9775.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.26% or 23.05 to $1802.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.48% or 1.15 to hit $79.00 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.32% or 1.07 to trade at $81.87 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.03% to 74.455, while EUR/INR rose 0.24% to 84.2380.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 96.165.

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