India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.25%
India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate, Capital Goods and Auto sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.25%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.27%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ITC Ltd (NS:ITC), which rose 1.76% or 5.10 points to trade at 295.35 at the close. Meanwhile, UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) added 1.10% or 8.50 points to end at 783.45 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:IOC) was up 0.89% or 1.15 points to 131.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK), which fell 3.45% or 54.05 points to trade at 1515.15 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) declined 3.20% or 5.95 points to end at 180.30 and Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) was down 2.96% or 8.45 points to 277.20.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which rose 2.02% to 295.40, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which was up 0.80% to settle at 144.70 and Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which gained 0.74% to close at 196.55.
The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was down 3.26% to 1515.40 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which lost 2.83% to settle at 180.30 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 2.45% to 1841.95 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 898 to 657 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1362 fell and 1158 advanced, while 168 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.05% to 15.3525.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.47% or 6.05 to $1293.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.82% or 0.43 to hit $53.02 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.40 to trade at $62.08 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.09% to 70.535, while EUR/INR rose 0.44% to 81.3095.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 94.920.