India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.49%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.49%

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

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.49%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ), which rose 3.09% or 24.80 points to trade at 827.85 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) added 1.94% or 3.60 points to end at 188.70 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ) was up 1.68% or 2.10 points to 127.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ), which lost 3.42% or 608.95 points to trade at 17177.80 in late trade. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) declined 2.40% or 175.75 points to end at 7162.30 and Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) shed 2.06% or 66.80 points to 3177.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which rose 3.05% to 827.45, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was up 1.38% to settle at 4953.20 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which gained 1.24% to close at 7487.35.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 3.45% to 17175.00 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 2.39% to settle at 7159.40 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 2.22% to 672.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 914 to 772 and 77 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1730 rose and 1340 declined, while 164 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 6.48% to 17.2100.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 3.05 to $1753.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.81% or 0.61 to hit $74.42 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.45 to trade at $77.86 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.05% to 74.128, while EUR/INR fell 0.03% to 85.8620.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.227.

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