India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.08%


India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.08%

Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the declined 1.08%, while the index declined 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were JSW Steel Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.57% or 6.65 points to trade at 265.25 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS:) added 2.33% or 3.00 points to end at 131.95 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:) was up 1.97% or 10.25 points to 531.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:), which lost 7.15% or 1548.95 points to trade at 20124.00 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) declined 4.80% or 6.30 points to end at 124.85 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:) shed 3.27% or 20.65 points to 610.80.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which rose 2.15% to 532.00, NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.61% to settle at 88.60 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.26% to close at 418.45.

The worst performers were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.29% to 610.50 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:) which lost 2.68% to settle at 196.45 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.57% to 3330.90 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1033 to 581 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1548 fell and 1018 advanced, while 125 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

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The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 5.37% to 21.6725.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.77% or 15.20 to $1955.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.52% or 0.22 to hit $42.02 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.20 to trade at $44.76 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.13% to 74.906, while EUR/INR rose 0.07% to 88.4305.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.250.

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