India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.09%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the IT , Technology and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.09%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which rose 3.37% or 48.60 points to trade at 1491.15 at the close. Lupin Ltd (NS: LUPN ) added 3.33% or 36.00 points to end at 1117.30 and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ) was up 2.00% or 13.65 points to 697.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ), which lost 2.50% or 10.35 points to trade at 404.35 in late trade. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) declined 1.69% or 21.55 points to end at 1250.85 and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS: INBF ) shed 1.70% or 18.40 points to 1065.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which rose 3.43% to 1490.80, Lupin Ltd (BO: LUPN ) which was up 3.28% to settle at 1116.75 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which gained 1.39% to close at 2705.10.

The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which was down 1.28% to 289.80 in late trade, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which lost 1.25% to settle at 503.30 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 1.21% to 936.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 795 to 763 and 10 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1357 rose and 1248 declined, while 127 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.05% to 10.8675.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.44 to $1220.86 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 3.14% or 1.43 to hit $44.09 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.99% or 1.44 to trade at $46.67 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.18% to 64.615, while EUR/INR fell 0.23% to 73.7690.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.77.

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