India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.17%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Metals and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.17% to hit a new 1-month low, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Vedanta Ltd (NS: VDAN ), which rose 4.45% or 7.35 points to trade at 171.45 at the close. Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ) added 3.52% or 18.25 points to end at 536.65 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) was up 3.29% or 12.50 points to 391.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which lost 4.79% or 7.25 points to trade at 144.30 in late trade. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) declined 4.18% or 295.30 points to end at 6782.30 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) shed 4.30% or 136.55 points to 3046.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which rose 3.82% to 171.35, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was up 2.69% to settle at 437.15 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which gained 2.26% to close at 1392.20.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which was down 4.56% to 144.35 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which lost 3.95% to settle at 3046.40 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which was down 3.39% to 69.75 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 907 to 665 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1306 fell and 1023 advanced, while 157 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.98% to 12.6350.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.21% or 3.05 to $1426.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.13% or 0.63 to hit $56.51 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.16% or 0.73 to trade at $63.91 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.06% to 69.013, while EUR/INR rose 0.09% to 76.8950.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 97.393.

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