India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.67%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.67%

Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Metals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.67% to hit a new 1-month low, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ), which rose 2.83% or 6.75 points to trade at 245.15 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) added 2.47% or 25.90 points to end at 1,076.10 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) was up 1.94% or 67.80 points to 3,567.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which lost 3.91% or 102.35 points to trade at 2,518.30 in late trade. Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ) declined 2.89% or 491.10 points to end at 16,504.35 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) shed 2.81% or 25.70 points to 889.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which rose 2.83% to 245.00, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was up 2.44% to settle at 1,075.75 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which gained 1.73% to close at 1,570.20.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 3.97% to 2,517.15 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which lost 2.97% to settle at 889.40 and Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was down 2.88% to 16,512.70 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1423 to 428 and 42 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2331 fell and 1029 advanced, while 142 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.68% to 22.03 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.26% or 23.79 to $1,859.01 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.21% or 2.43 to hit $107.34 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.01% or 2.26 to trade at $110.13 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.67% to 77.47, while EUR/INR rose 0.55% to 81.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 103.87.

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