India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.61%

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© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.61%© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.61% – India stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 0.61%, while the index lost 0.57%.

The best performers of the session on the were Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:), which rose 4.85% or 151.20 points to trade at 3269.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:) added 3.71% or 78.05 points to end at 2178.60 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:) was up 2.89% or 41.30 points to 1472.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which fell 5.68% or 4.15 points to trade at 68.20 at the close. GAIL Ltd (NS:) declined 4.83% or 6.30 points to end at 123.85 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) was down 4.65% or 14.20 points to 290.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which rose 3.76% to 2178.55, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which was up 3.10% to settle at 1472.00 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which gained 0.63% to close at 2091.55.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 6.51% to 68.25 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:) which lost 3.69% to settle at 306.55 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.18% to 710.25 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 997 to 568 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1534 fell and 902 advanced, while 157 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.31% to 16.4625.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.79% or 11.45 to $1465.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.77% or 0.44 to hit $56.36 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.18% or 0.73 to trade at $61.33 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.37% to 72.045, while EUR/INR rose 0.43% to 79.3470.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 98.180.

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