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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.64%

Stock MarketsJan 25, 2019 05:45AM ET
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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.64%

Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate, Auto and Metals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.64%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.47%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which rose 6.46% or 17.00 points to trade at 279.75 at the close. Meanwhile, HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT) added 3.02% or 28.55 points to end at 969.40 and Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB) was up 2.11% or 4.55 points to 219.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which fell 30.92% or 134.15 points to trade at 318.40 at the close. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:MRTI) declined 8.11% or 570.70 points to end at 6513.40 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:ULTC) was down 6.93% or 262.70 points to 3510.80.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which rose 2.71% to 219.65, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which was up 2.54% to settle at 971.25 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which gained 1.81% to close at 307.05.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which was down 7.40% to 6516.35 in late trade, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:HROM) which lost 4.23% to settle at 2670.05 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which was down 2.48% to 90.55 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1223 to 369 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1799 fell and 662 advanced, while 143 ended unchanged.

Shares in Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) fell to 3-years lows; falling 30.92% or 134.15 to 318.40. Shares in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:MRTI) fell to 52-week lows; down 8.11% or 570.70 to 6513.40. Shares in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) fell to 52-week lows; losing 7.40% or 521.05 to 6516.35. Shares in Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:HROM) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.23% or 117.95 to 2670.05.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.46% to 17.6900.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.18% or 2.25 to $1282.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.28% or 0.15 to hit $53.28 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.07 to trade at $61.16 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.30% to 71.206, while EUR/INR rose 0.57% to 80.7075.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.105.

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.64%
 

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