India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 0.09%

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India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Power , Consumer Durables and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty lost 0.09%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Sesa Sterlite Ltd (NSE: SESA ), which rose 6.73% or 14.30 points to trade at 226.70 at the close. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NSE: KTKM ) added 6.31% or 84.45 points to end at 1423.25 and TATA STEEL LIMITED (NSE: TISC ) was up 5.10% or 18.45 points to 380.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ), which fell 2.30% or 5.05 points to trade at 214.25 in late trade. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NSE: MAHM ) declined 1.93% or 23.25 points to end at 1179.25 and State Bank Of India (NSE: SBI ) down 1.84% or 5.10 points to 272.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sesa Sterlite Ltd (BO: SESA ) which rose 6.64% to 226.40, TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was up 4.95% to settle at 379.20 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (BO: HALC ) which gained 4.65% to close at 139.45.

The worst performers were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was down 2.02% to 1175.05 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corp. (BO: HDFC ) which lost 1.88% to settle at 1179.70 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 1.86% to 272.15 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 777 to 657 and 8 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 359 fell and 332 advanced on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was up 0.33% to 17.3650.

Gold for June delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1186.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.99% or 0.58 to hit $59.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.52 to trade at $66.97 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.22% to 63.480, while EUR/INR fell 0.39% to 70.5340.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.22% at 95.80.

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