India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.07%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Banking , Metals and Auto sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 1.07%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 1.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ), which rose 1.93% or 2.30 points to trade at 121.40 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) added 1.32% or 5.90 points to end at 453.90 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) was up 1.05% or 49.85 points to 4807.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HDFC Bank Ltd (NS: HDBK ), which lost 3.37% or 51.35 points to trade at 1471.00 in late trade. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) declined 2.77% or 19.30 points to end at 678.70 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) shed 2.72% or 28.45 points to 1015.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 1.89% to 121.35, Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was up 0.59% to settle at 17754.00 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which gained 0.27% to close at 5424.00.

The worst performers were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 3.34% to 1470.95 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which lost 2.78% to settle at 1015.55 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was down 2.15% to 2482.35 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 895 to 829 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1680 rose and 1497 declined, while 149 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 8.33% to 12.6800.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.65% or 11.85 to $1803.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.79% or 2.00 to hit $69.56 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.61% or 1.92 to trade at $71.67 a barrel.

USDT/INR was up 0.51% to 74.989, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 88.2985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 93.002.

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