India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.37%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Metals , Auto and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.37%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ), which rose 5.07% or 7.30 points to trade at 151.35 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) added 1.72% or 12.15 points to end at 717.50 and Larsen & Toubro Limited (NS: LART ) was up 1.20% or 17.80 points to 1501.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Motors Ltd . (NS: TAMO ), which lost 3.57% or 18.75 points to trade at 507.10 in late trade. Tata Motors DV Ltd (NS: TAMdv ) declined 3.41% or 11.25 points to end at 319.00 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) shed 2.86% or 5.70 points to 193.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which rose 1.10% to 944.75, Larsen & Toubro Limited (BO: LART ) which was up 1.02% to settle at 1500.05 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 0.89% to close at 6205.90.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd. (BO: TAMO ) which was down 3.52% to 506.80 in late trade, Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which lost 2.88% to settle at 315.60 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was down 2.86% to 193.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 865 to 647 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1534 fell and 1280 advanced, while 116 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.82% to 13.5075.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.00% or 0.05 to $1232.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.30% or 0.16 to hit $52.85 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.25% or 0.14 to trade at $55.58 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.28% to 67.392, while EUR/INR fell 0.48% to 71.8858.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.78% at 100.62.

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