India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%

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© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33% – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 0.33%, while the index declined 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which rose 5.51% or 13.00 points to trade at 248.80 at the close. Meanwhile, NTPC Ltd (NS:) added 3.21% or 3.60 points to end at 115.60 and Coal India Ltd (NS:) was up 2.78% or 5.00 points to 184.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:), which fell 3.14% or 641.20 points to trade at 19750.00 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) declined 2.99% or 5.35 points to end at 173.50 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.72% or 36.25 points to 1298.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.30% to 115.70, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.91% to settle at 109.30 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.36% to close at 607.50.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.69% to 1298.70 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.95% to settle at 568.80 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.64% to 1433.75 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 763 to 750 and 96 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1235 fell and 1156 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.24% to 13.7475 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.14% or 2.25 to $1572.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.24% or 0.12 to hit $50.83 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.12 to trade at $54.81 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.29% to 71.430, while EUR/INR rose 0.03% to 78.2300.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 98.505.

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