India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.19%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Green Energy and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.19%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ), which rose 2.99% or 10.25 points to trade at 352.85 at the close. Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ) added 2.41% or 32.95 points to end at 1402.50 and HDFC Bank Ltd . (NS: HDBK ) was up 2.36% or 34.45 points to 1496.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ), which lost 2.49% or 16.35 points to trade at 639.60 in late trade. Bank Of Baroda (NS: BOB ) declined 2.48% or 4.45 points to end at 175.20 and Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (NS: APSE ) shed 1.93% or 6.40 points to 326.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which rose 2.38% to 1496.75, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was up 2.22% to settle at 1399.75 and NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which gained 1.83% to close at 166.70.

The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 2.41% to 640.05 in late trade, Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which lost 1.84% to settle at 563.40 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 1.81% to 274.35 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 793 to 782 and 7 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1405 rose and 1386 declined, while 132 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.19% to 11.4225.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1284.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $50.74 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.06 to trade at $53.05 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.13% to 64.610, while EUR/INR fell 0.22% to 69.1019.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 99.82.

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