India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.61%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Metals , Banking and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.61%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which rose 5.88% or 8.65 points to trade at 155.70 at the close. GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) added 4.76% or 7.35 points to end at 161.90 and NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) was up 4.64% or 5.00 points to 112.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 3.22% or 24.40 points to trade at 734.25 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) declined 3.04% or 12.95 points to end at 412.80 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) shed 2.98% or 53.90 points to 1755.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 4.60% to 112.65, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was up 3.69% to settle at 118.05 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 1.66% to close at 223.45.

The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 3.00% to 1755.85 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which lost 2.68% to settle at 2463.05 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was down 1.53% to 976.25 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1036 to 632 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1785 rose and 1144 declined, while 170 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.95% to 19.8300.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.19% or 3.45 to $1841.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.97% or 0.63 to hit $64.29 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.89% or 0.61 to trade at $67.71 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.14% to 73.344, while EUR/INR rose 0.06% to 89.1430.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 90.157.

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