India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.53%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate , Banking and Auto sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 1.53%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ), which rose 4.11% or 26.50 points to trade at 670.80 at the close. Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) added 2.78% or 49.25 points to end at 1820.85 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) was up 1.00% or 11.65 points to 1171.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which lost 4.88% or 45.30 points to trade at 883.00 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) declined 4.42% or 21.75 points to end at 470.20 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) shed 4.09% or 5.95 points to 139.40.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which rose 2.84% to 1821.70, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was up 0.96% to settle at 1171.60 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 0.82% to close at 209.95.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 4.89% to 883.25 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which lost 3.55% to settle at 1794.35 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was down 3.43% to 2230.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1463 to 336 and 23 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2217 fell and 1027 advanced, while 95 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.78% to 16.3375.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.59% or 10.55 to $1808.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.02% or 1.46 to hit $70.92 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.96% or 1.47 to trade at $73.55 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.19% to 76.012, while EUR/INR fell 0.14% to 86.1465.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.010.

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