India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.16%
Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the fell 0.16%, while the index declined 0.08%.
The best performers of the session on the were ITC Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.55% or 10.65 points to trade at 202.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:) added 2.86% or 71.20 points to end at 2565.00 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) was up 1.89% or 55.55 points to 2990.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:), which fell 3.13% or 54.70 points to trade at 1692.55 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) declined 2.34% or 3.55 points to end at 147.85 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 2.12% or 1.85 points to 85.25.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ITC Ltd (BO:) which rose 5.45% to 202.25, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.93% to settle at 2992.05 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which gained 1.67% to close at 1368.00.
The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.09% to 1692.50 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.04% to settle at 699.60 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.90% to 548.70 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 922 to 687 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1444 rose and 1095 declined, while 106 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.51% to 29.7275.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.26% or 4.60 to $1770.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.42% or 0.54 to hit $37.47 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.39 to trade at $39.92 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.10% to 75.572, while EUR/INR fell 0.41% to 84.7580.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 97.388.
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