India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.08%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.08%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Metals , Banking and Carbon sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 1.08%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ), which rose 4.23% or 275.05 points to trade at 6775.55 at the close. Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) added 3.54% or 981.35 points to end at 28676.60 and Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) was up 3.10% or 22.60 points to 752.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 3.28% or 14.05 points to trade at 414.10 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) declined 2.75% or 9.90 points to end at 349.45 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ) shed 2.71% or 71.95 points to 2582.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which rose 4.07% to 6763.90, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was up 1.56% to settle at 4571.00 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which gained 0.65% to close at 2417.90.

The worst performers were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was down 2.62% to 2583.20 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which lost 2.28% to settle at 395.80 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 2.24% to 10154.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 934 to 718 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1552 rose and 1311 declined, while 183 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 9.33% to 24.1500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.27% or 4.70 to $1711.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.67% or 0.41 to hit $60.87 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.62% or 0.40 to trade at $63.67 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.24% to 72.758, while EUR/INR fell 0.40% to 87.6155.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 91.160.

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