India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.36%

© Reuters.  India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.36%© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.36% – India stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the fell 0.36%, while the index lost 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:), which rose 4.80% or 19.10 points to trade at 418.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Wipro Ltd (NS:) added 3.09% or 10.45 points to end at 346.50 and Titan Company Ltd (NS:) was up 1.99% or 19.15 points to 982.65 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Vedanta Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.65% or 7.25 points to trade at 191.50 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) declined 3.26% or 15.40 points to end at 456.55 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:) was down 3.09% or 22.55 points to 708.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which rose 4.95% to 418.05, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was up 1.92% to settle at 1291.60 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.07% to close at 2616.65.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.50% to 191.45 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which lost 3.13% to settle at 456.80 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.08% to 708.05 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1110 to 479 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1560 fell and 908 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Wipro Ltd (NS:) rose to 5-year highs; up 3.09% or 10.45 to 346.50. Shares in Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.26% or 15.40 to 456.55. Shares in Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.13% or 14.75 to 456.80. Shares in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.08% or 22.50 to 708.05.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.90% to 17.9850.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1283.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.55% or 0.84 to hit $53.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 1.02 to trade at $61.72 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.21% to 71.345, while EUR/INR rose 0.22% to 81.0660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.998.

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