India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.67%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Metals , Technology and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.67%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ), which rose 3.00% or 4.10 points to trade at 140.90 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) added 2.84% or 16.50 points to end at 598.25 and GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) was up 2.07% or 7.55 points to 373.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (NS: APSE ), which lost 3.09% or 8.35 points to trade at 261.75 in late trade. Wipro Ltd . (NS: WIPR ) declined 3.01% or 15.65 points to end at 504.00 and Idea Cellular Ltd (NS: IDEA ) shed 2.75% or 2.70 points to 95.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which rose 3.00% to 140.85, Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which was up 2.04% to settle at 373.20 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which gained 1.24% to close at 253.30.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 3.18% to 170.30 in late trade, Wipro Ltd. (BO: WIPR ) which lost 2.84% to settle at 505.10 and TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was down 2.04% to 372.40 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 855 to 598 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 920 fell and 692 advanced, while 66 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.50% to 13.2850 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.21% or 2.80 to $1326.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.15% or 0.07 to hit $46.70 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.10 to trade at $48.95 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.09% to 67.050, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 75.7160.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.13% at 94.61.

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