India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.53%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.53%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Auto , Metals and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 1.53% to hit a new 6-month low, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ), which rose 2.95% or 109.80 points to trade at 3,828.65 at the close. ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) added 2.78% or 6.10 points to end at 225.50 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) was up 1.89% or 26.95 points to 1,453.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which lost 5.18% or 133.25 points to trade at 2,441.00 in late trade. Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) declined 4.66% or 133.75 points to end at 2,738.15 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 4.58% or 348.25 points to 7,247.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which rose 2.95% to 3,829.30, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was up 2.78% to settle at 225.45 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which gained 1.84% to close at 1,453.60.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 5.05% to 2,443.60 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 4.66% to settle at 7,244.35 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 4.61% to 2,738.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1358 to 447 and 35 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2041 fell and 1211 advanced, while 99 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.70% to 27.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.66% or 12.70 to $1,948.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.02% or 2.17 to hit $109.84 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.57% or 1.73 to trade at $112.19 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.37% to 76.17, while EUR/INR fell 0.26% to 83.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 98.12.

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