India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.77%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.77% – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Auto and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.77%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ), which rose 1.61% or 8.25 points to trade at 521.20 at the close. Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) added 1.33% or 4.250 points to end at 323.000 and ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) was up 1.22% or 3.30 points to 274.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Motors DV Ltd (NS: TAMdv ), which lost 9.86% or 29.35 points to trade at 268.40 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd . (NS: TAMO ) declined 9.41% or 45.35 points to end at 436.70 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ) shed 4.20% or 27.30 points to 622.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which rose 0.96% to 273.40, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was up 0.53% to settle at 2415.70 and HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which gained 0.49% to close at 1317.00.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd. (BO: TAMO ) which was down 10.32% to 436.55 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 4.25% to settle at 622.50 and TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was down 2.57% to 460.10 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1259 to 253 and 48 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2111 fell and 653 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.97% to 14.2125.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.13% or 1.55 to $1226.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.47% or 0.25 to hit $52.95 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.30% or 0.17 to trade at $55.80 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.14% to 66.921, while EUR/INR fell 0.15% to 70.5914.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 101.47.

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