India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.07%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking , IT and Power sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Metals , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Consumer Durables sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.07%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which rose 4.18% or 24.75 points to trade at 616.60 at the close. ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ) added 2.69% or 16.95 points to end at 647.60 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) was up 1.39% or 10.30 points to 750.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ), which lost 3.97% or 9.00 points to trade at 217.45 in late trade. GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) declined 2.60% or 3.55 points to end at 132.90 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ) shed 2.56% or 16.50 points to 627.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which rose 2.66% to 647.45, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 1.41% to settle at 1310.25 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which gained 1.20% to close at 749.05.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 3.97% to 217.45 in late trade, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which lost 2.46% to settle at 97.00 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 2.34% to 628.45 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 908 to 723 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1489 fell and 1369 advanced, while 156 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.35% to 22.0425.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.33% or 5.95 to $1820.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.74% or 0.43 to hit $57.81 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.39 to trade at $60.75 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.18% to 72.568, while EUR/INR fell 0.35% to 87.8615.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 90.578.

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