India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.76%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Metals and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.76% to hit a new 1-month low, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ), which rose 5.94% or 177.10 points to trade at 3159.05 at the close. UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) added 1.54% or 112.35 points to end at 7424.70 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) was up 1.09% or 26.25 points to 2434.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which lost 3.51% or 13.95 points to trade at 383.00 in late trade. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) declined 3.38% or 34.30 points to end at 981.55 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) shed 2.61% or 33.05 points to 1233.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which rose 6.04% to 3159.20, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was up 1.52% to settle at 7423.20 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 0.97% to close at 2433.90.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 3.32% to 982.10 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 2.65% to settle at 1232.70 and NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 2.39% to 118.45 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1323 to 368 and 41 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2010 fell and 1082 advanced, while 97 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 4.14% to 13.2050.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.46% or 8.40 to $1817.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $66.42 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $68.67 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.30% to 74.624, while EUR/INR fell 0.40% to 87.9585.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.927.

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