India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.05%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the IT , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Metals , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Auto sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.05%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ), which rose 18.53% or 4.65 points to trade at 29.75 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) added 4.23% or 3.25 points to end at 80.10 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ) was up 3.88% or 17.75 points to 474.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which lost 5.64% or 7.00 points to trade at 117.15 in late trade. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) declined 5.56% or 9.85 points to end at 167.45 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) shed 5.39% or 25.80 points to 453.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which rose 3.91% to 946.00, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 3.75% to settle at 652.90 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which gained 3.59% to close at 473.40.

The worst performers were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 5.10% to 455.55 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which lost 3.91% to settle at 180.75 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which was down 3.84% to 361.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 984 to 563 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1414 rose and 949 declined, while 166 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.03% to 43.4550.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.25% or 4.20 to $1694.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 9.03% or 2.26 to hit $22.77 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 3.63% or 1.02 to trade at $27.06 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 76.546, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 83.1445.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 100.020.

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