India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.73%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.73%

Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Capital Goods , Banking and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 1.73%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 1.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ), which rose 1.88% or 3.95 points to trade at 213.65 at the close. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) added 1.47% or 2.50 points to end at 172.10 and NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) was up 0.71% or 0.95 points to 135.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS: TACN ), which lost 3.95% or 29.00 points to trade at 704.80 in late trade. HDFC Bank Ltd (NS: HDBK ) declined 3.66% or 55.85 points to end at 1468.15 and HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) shed 3.38% or 21.10 points to 603.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which rose 1.88% to 213.65, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was up 0.67% to settle at 135.15 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which gained 0.57% to close at 1182.90.

The worst performers were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 3.65% to 1468.60 in late trade, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which lost 3.20% to settle at 1885.80 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 3.15% to 6930.65 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1228 to 614 and 41 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2026 fell and 1378 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 8.15% to 20.4375.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.24% or 4.25 to $1812.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.05% or 0.97 to hit $91.34 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.54 to trade at $92.73 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.08% to 74.704, while EUR/INR fell 0.12% to 85.3305.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 95.575.

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