India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.69%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.69% – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Auto , Real Estate and Metals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 1.69%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which rose 1.85% or 2.40 points to trade at 131.90 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) added 0.98% or 11.20 points to end at 1158.25 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) was up 0.97% or 17.70 points to 1831.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ), which lost 6.25% or 171.05 points to trade at 2568.95 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) declined 4.98% or 6.40 points to end at 122.00 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) shed 4.68% or 31.40 points to 640.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which rose 0.84% to 1830.95, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was up 0.59% to settle at 1529.45 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which gained 0.44% to close at 831.05.

The worst performers were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO: HROM ) which was down 6.19% to 2570.05 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which lost 5.13% to settle at 121.95 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which was down 4.66% to 56.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1152 to 411 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1594 fell and 818 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 7.12% to 16.0175.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.46% or 6.95 to $1504.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.55% or 0.97 to hit $61.70 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.58% or 1.09 to trade at $67.93 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.44% to 71.877, while EUR/INR rose 0.62% to 79.2020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.167.

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