India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.35%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.35%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Metals , Healthcare and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.35%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ), which rose 2.10% or 59.85 points to trade at 2903.95 at the close. Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) added 1.71% or 65.00 points to end at 3869.00 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) was up 1.32% or 2.05 points to 157.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which lost 4.72% or 23.30 points to trade at 470.45 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) declined 3.56% or 6.50 points to end at 175.90 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) shed 3.37% or 17.10 points to 490.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which rose 2.11% to 2902.75, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was up 1.81% to settle at 3871.50 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which gained 1.21% to close at 1198.70.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 3.39% to 236.60 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 2.12% to settle at 7411.00 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 1.96% to 1719.55 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1138 to 610 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1881 fell and 1239 advanced, while 134 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.72% to 17.5450.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.65% or 11.55 to $1793.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.41% or 0.34 to hit $82.84 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.56% or 0.47 to trade at $85.08 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.01% to 74.862, while EUR/INR rose 0.16% to 87.1465.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 93.608.

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