India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.77%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.77%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate , Capital Goods and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 1.77%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ), which rose 2.28% or 111.45 points to trade at 5004.70 at the close. Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ) added 1.27% or 11.95 points to end at 950.00 and Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ) was up 0.91% or 33.50 points to 3730.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which lost 4.83% or 36.50 points to trade at 719.00 in late trade. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) declined 4.12% or 8.65 points to end at 201.20 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) shed 3.91% or 4.20 points to 103.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which rose 1.58% to 4970.55, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 0.74% to settle at 1362.60 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 0.89% to close at 640.30.

The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 4.17% to 201.15 in late trade, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which lost 3.91% to settle at 103.10 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 3.89% to 831.70 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1415 to 287 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2125 fell and 734 advanced, while 189 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 10.21% to 22.4850.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.42% or 7.45 to $1787.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.32% or 0.20 to hit $62.99 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.21 to trade at $66.56 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.47% to 74.880, while EUR/INR rose 0.98% to 90.1560.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 91.100.

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