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% – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Metals and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.37%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ), which rose 1.75% or 11.45 points to trade at 664.30 at the close. NTPC Limited (NS: NTPC ) added 1.48% or 2.35 points to end at 161.70 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 1.30% or 2.35 points to 183.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TATA STEEL LIMITED (NS: TISC ), which lost 2.70% or 12.50 points to trade at 449.90 in late trade. Ambuja Cements Ltd. (NS: ABUJ ) declined 2.75% or 6.80 points to end at 240.75 and Coal India Limited (NS: COAL ) shed 2.29% or 6.55 points to 279.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which rose 1.60% to 161.70, Wipro Ltd. (BO: WIPR ) which was up 0.93% to settle at 496.35 and HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which gained 0.68% to close at 1445.75.

The worst performers were TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was down 2.55% to 450.25 in late trade, Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which lost 2.34% to settle at 279.10 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 1.76% to 665.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1059 to 508 and 9 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1737 fell and 1059 advanced, while 132 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 4.06% to 12.3750.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.26% or 3.40 to $1288.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.72% or 0.38 to hit $52.27 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.81% or 0.45 to trade at $54.91 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.24% to 64.570, while EUR/INR rose 0.32% to 68.8605.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 100.04.

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