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

Stock MarketsFeb 07, 2020 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate, Auto and Capital Goods sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.33%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which rose 5.51% or 13.00 points to trade at 248.80 at the close. Meanwhile, NTPC Ltd (NS:NTPC) added 3.21% or 3.60 points to end at 115.60 and Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) 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:EICH), which fell 3.14% or 641.20 points to trade at 19750.00 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) declined 2.99% or 5.35 points to end at 173.50 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) was down 2.72% or 36.25 points to 1298.00.

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

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was down 2.69% to 1298.70 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which lost 1.95% to settle at 568.80 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) 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 India VIX, 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.

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

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