India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.24%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.24%

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

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.24%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ), which rose 4.22% or 520.85 points to trade at 12854.75 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) added 4.17% or 49.60 points to end at 1239.35 and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) was up 2.36% or 16.80 points to 728.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ), which lost 2.00% or 81.40 points to trade at 3995.90 in late trade. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS: TCS ) declined 1.55% or 50.35 points to end at 3208.15 and HDFC Bank Ltd (NS: HDBK ) shed 1.21% or 18.45 points to 1502.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 4.16% to 1239.20, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was up 3.55% to settle at 12769.40 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which gained 2.05% to close at 535.95.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 1.99% to 3995.05 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which lost 1.52% to settle at 3207.75 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 1.08% to 1503.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 961 to 718 and 41 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1816 rose and 1231 declined, while 147 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.55% to 12.9425.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.47% or 8.45 to $1808.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.28% or 1.66 to hit $74.60 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.94% or 1.44 to trade at $75.56 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.26% to 74.534, while EUR/INR fell 0.09% to 88.4165.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.248.

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