India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.32%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Durables , Capital Goods and Metals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.32%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ), which rose 6.45% or 1361.05 points to trade at 22460.85 at the close. Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (NS: APSE ) added 3.17% or 7.15 points to end at 232.40 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) was up 2.57% or 12.45 points to 497.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ICICI Bank Ltd . (NS: ICBK ), which lost 3.35% or 9.10 points to trade at 262.90 in late trade. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) declined 2.65% or 9.85 points to end at 362.05 and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ) shed 2.38% or 3.55 points to 145.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Auto Limited (BO: BAJA ) which rose 1.89% to 2711.00, Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which was up 1.83% to settle at 530.05 and Tata Power Co. Ltd (BO: TTPW ) which gained 1.77% to close at 72.00.

The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which was down 3.40% to 262.85 in late trade, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which lost 2.70% to settle at 362.05 and Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 2.69% to 164.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 832 to 641 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 913 fell and 698 advanced, while 69 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.52% to 14.9175.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1341.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.00% or 0.41 to hit $40.73 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.16% or 0.50 to trade at $42.73 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.01% to 67.013, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 74.4370.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.42% at 96.28.

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