India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.15%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Metals , Real Estate and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.15%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which rose 3.34% or 24.95 points to trade at 771.30 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) added 3.12% or 22.25 points to end at 735.45 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ) was up 3.08% or 27.50 points to 919.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which lost 3.37% or 36.05 points to trade at 1032.20 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) declined 3.20% or 14.85 points to end at 449.75 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) shed 2.80% or 37.40 points to 1298.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 3.16% to 735.70, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 3.00% to settle at 919.65 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which gained 1.16% to close at 2549.40.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 3.38% to 1032.25 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 2.77% to settle at 1298.55 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was down 1.23% to 2401.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 888 to 854 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1672 rose and 1549 declined, while 143 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.89% to 16.3050.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.23% or 4.20 to $1826.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.61% or 0.51 to hit $83.64 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.22 to trade at $84.56 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.28% to 74.377, while EUR/INR rose 0.19% to 86.1325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.093.

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