India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.27%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Capital Goods , Metals and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.27%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors DV Ltd (NS: TAMdv ), which rose 4.32% or 11.45 points to trade at 276.45 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) added 4.23% or 19.05 points to end at 469.55 and GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) was up 3.06% or 11.65 points to 390.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bank Of Baroda (NS: BOB ), which lost 3.43% or 6.25 points to trade at 175.75 in late trade. Larsen & Toubro Limited (NS: LART ) declined 3.23% or 56.30 points to end at 1684.45 and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ) shed 2.86% or 15.50 points to 526.20.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which rose 4.30% to 469.45, Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which was up 2.56% to settle at 390.20 and Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (BO: APSE ) which gained 2.41% to close at 340.05.

The worst performers were Larsen & Toubro Limited (BO: LART ) which was down 3.22% to 1684.95 in late trade, Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which lost 2.40% to settle at 520.35 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was down 2.24% to 2520.55 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1246 to 310 and 6 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1997 fell and 652 advanced, while 135 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.05% to 11.8300.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.25% or 3.10 to $1252.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $51.46 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.08 to trade at $54.23 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.22% to 64.785, while EUR/INR fell 0.12% to 72.4819.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.26.

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