India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.00%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.00% – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking , Real Estate and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.00% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which rose 3.93% or 49.95 points to trade at 1320.60 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 2.23% or 4.25 points to end at 194.55 and ACC Ltd (NS: ACC ) was up 2.19% or 31.05 points to 1450.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ), which lost 3.53% or 11.90 points to trade at 324.80 in late trade. HDFC Bank Ltd . (NS: HDBK ) declined 1.79% or 26.20 points to end at 1440.00 and ICICI Bank Ltd . (NS: ICBK ) shed 1.78% or 5.00 points to 276.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which rose 3.93% to 1319.20, NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which was up 1.59% to settle at 165.95 and Larsen & Toubro Limited (BO: LART ) which gained 1.28% to close at 1577.60.

The worst performers were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 1.65% to 490.80 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which lost 1.53% to settle at 277.10 and HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which was down 1.47% to 1442.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 868 to 632 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1571 rose and 1093 declined, while 217 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.22% to 12.4200.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.26% or 3.25 to $1241.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.58% or 0.29 to hit $50.06 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.62% or 0.33 to trade at $52.80 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 64.972, while EUR/INR rose 0.13% to 69.3245.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 100.44.

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