India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.89%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.89%
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Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Metals , Public Sector Undertakings and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.89%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ), which rose 1.64% or 43.75 points to trade at 2714.25 at the close. Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) added 0.82% or 6.50 points to end at 799.45 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) was up 0.41% or 11.25 points to 2764.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which lost 9.57% or 11.85 points to trade at 112.40 in late trade. Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) declined 8.64% or 6.15 points to end at 65.40 and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS: INBF ) shed 8.94% or 46.60 points to 483.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO: HROM ) which rose 1.78% to 2716.90, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 0.84% to settle at 799.55 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which gained 0.74% to close at 673.45.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which was down 9.29% to 112.30 in late trade, Yes Bank Ltd (BO: YESB ) which lost 8.21% to settle at 65.40 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which was down 8.01% to 52.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1216 to 357 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1763 fell and 608 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.34% to 17.0225.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.85 to $1511.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.05% or 0.59 to hit $56.72 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.40% or 0.84 to trade at $60.87 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.05% to 71.498, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 79.3840.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.058.

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