India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 3.14%

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THO – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 3.14%, while the index lost 3.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which unchanged 0% or 0 points to trade at 241.90 at the close. Nestle India Ltd (NS:) fell 0.93% or 170.15 points to end at 18192.60 and Infosys Ltd (NS:) was down 1.05% or 12.50 points to 1177.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:), which lost 9.24% or 9.15 points to trade at 89.85 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) declined 8.86% or 16.00 points to end at 164.55 and GAIL Ltd (NS:) shed 8.28% or 10.35 points to 114.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Nestle India Ltd (BO:) which fell 1.07% to 18151.75, Infosys Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.13% to settle at 1176.30 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.53% to close at 2296.00.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 9.15% to 89.90 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 6.98% to settle at 841.85 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was down 6.84% to 682.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1539 to 153 and 35 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2336 fell and 560 advanced, while 154 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 24.53% to 23.1900 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.47% or 8.80 to $1880.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 5.73% or 2.82 to hit $46.42 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 5.51% or 2.88 to trade at $49.38 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.63% to 74.036, while EUR/INR fell 0.26% to 89.9275.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.98% at 90.832.


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