India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.44%

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© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.44%© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.44% – India stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 0.44%, while the index lost 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the were Coal India Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.92% or 4.90 points to trade at 172.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 2.72% or 6.50 points to end at 245.70 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.31% or 10.65 points to 472.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which fell 11.34% or 26.65 points to trade at 208.35 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) declined 6.33% or 2.35 points to end at 34.80 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) was down 3.87% or 6.55 points to 162.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO:) which rose 1.08% to 317.60, Infosys Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.02% to settle at 797.45 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which gained 0.98% to close at 185.30.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.05% to 547.75 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 2.44% to settle at 1144.15 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.92% to 6772.00 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1019 to 505 and 100 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1533 fell and 833 advanced, while 149 ended unchanged.

Shares in IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 2.44% or 28.60 to 1144.15.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.66% to 14.5100.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.24% or 3.85 to $1590.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.51% or 0.79 to hit $51.53 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.82% or 1.05 to trade at $56.62 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 71.475, while EUR/INR rose 0.20% to 77.4250.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 99.052.

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