India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 2.38%

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India shares lower at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty down 2.38%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Power and Capital Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty declined 2.38%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 2.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Hero MotoCorp Limited (NSE: HROM ), which rose 3.45% or 82.15 points to trade at 2466.40 at the close. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (NSE: REDY ) added 3.25% or 109.20 points to end at 3468.90 and Cipla Ltd. (NSE: CIPL ) was down 0.30% or 2.00 points to 664.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ), which fell 6.66% or 11.30 points to trade at 158.40 in late trade. TATA STEEL LIMITED (NSE: TISC ) declined 6.23% or 23.50 points to end at 353.60 and Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ) down 5.67% or 11.90 points to 198.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BO: REDY ) which rose 3.31% to 3473.50, Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which was up 3.18% to settle at 2459.90 and Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which lost 0.20% to close at 664.00.

The worst performers were TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was down 6.29% to 353.15 in late trade, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which lost 5.07% to settle at 222.65 and Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 4.98% to 218.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 1164 to 260 and 10 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 574 fell and 114 advanced, while 2 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

Shares in Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ) fell to 5-year lows; down 5.67% or 11.90 to 198.05.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was up 10.31% to 20.5450 a new 1-month high.

Gold for June delivery was up 0.87% or 10.30 to $1193.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.88% or 1.11 to hit $60.37 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.05% or 1.34 to trade at $66.97 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.13% to 64.180, while EUR/INR rose 1.26% to 72.3020.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.79% at 94.36.

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