India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 0.03%

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India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Power and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty lost 0.03%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Bajaj Auto Limited (NSE: BAJA ), which rose 6.92% or 148.95 points to trade at 2300.30 at the close. Coal India Limited (NSE: COAL ) added 3.42% or 12.35 points to end at 373.70 and Tech Mahindra Limited (NSE: TEML ) was up 2.31% or 14.80 points to 655.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TATA STEEL LIMITED (NSE: TISC ), which fell 5.27% or 19.05 points to trade at 342.25 in late trade. Vedanta Ltd (NSE: VDAN ) declined 3.26% or 7.05 points to end at 209.00 and Idea Cellular Ltd (NSE: IDEA ) down 2.27% or 4.00 points to 171.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Auto Limited (BO: BAJA ) which rose 6.94% to 2299.75, Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which was up 3.51% to settle at 372.70 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which gained 2.19% to close at 570.85.

The worst performers were TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was down 5.11% to 342.90 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which lost 3.29% to settle at 208.85 and Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which was down 1.98% to 674.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 834 to 594 and 15 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 408 fell and 293 advanced on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 1.72% to 17.4125.

Gold for June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1208.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.25% or 0.73 to hit $59.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.83 to trade at $65.86 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.13% to 63.681, while EUR/INR rose 0.75% to 71.0890.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.51% at 95.16.

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