India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.21%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.21%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Banking and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.21%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ), which rose 6.59% or 8.70 points to trade at 140.65 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) added 6.39% or 11.15 points to end at 185.70 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) was up 6.03% or 11.10 points to 195.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ), which lost 2.09% or 58.50 points to trade at 2746.45 in late trade. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) declined 1.83% or 37.75 points to end at 2030.45 and Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) shed 1.68% or 56.65 points to 3323.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 6.52% to 140.55, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was up 6.18% to settle at 195.10 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which gained 4.09% to close at 811.55.

The worst performers were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was down 1.96% to 2749.25 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which lost 1.75% to settle at 2030.95 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 1.72% to 3322.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1014 to 687 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1819 rose and 1280 declined, while 138 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.63% to 18.8375 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 1.45 to $1738.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.57% or 0.43 to hit $74.86 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.63% or 0.49 to trade at $77.86 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 74.198, while EUR/INR fell 0.22% to 86.4670.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 93.940.

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