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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.07%

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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.07%

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

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 1.07%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were NTPC Ltd (NS:NTPC), which rose 1.93% or 2.30 points to trade at 121.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL) added 1.32% or 5.90 points to end at 453.90 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS:DIVI) was up 1.05% or 49.85 points to 4807.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were HDFC Bank Ltd (NS:HDBK), which fell 3.37% or 51.35 points to trade at 1471.00 at the close. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS:HDFL) declined 2.77% or 19.30 points to end at 678.70 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) was down 2.72% or 28.45 points to 1015.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which rose 1.89% to 121.35, Nestle India Ltd (BO:NEST) which was up 0.59% to settle at 17754.00 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:REDY) which gained 0.27% to close at 5424.00.

The worst performers were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which was down 3.34% to 1470.95 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which lost 2.78% to settle at 1015.55 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which was down 2.15% to 2482.35 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 895 to 829 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1680 rose and 1497 declined, while 149 ended unchanged.

Shares in NTPC Ltd (NS:NTPC) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.93% or 2.30 to 121.40. Shares in Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS:DIVI) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.05% or 49.85 to 4807.45. Shares in NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.89% or 2.25 to 121.35.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 8.33% to 12.6800.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.65% or 11.80 to $1803.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.84% or 2.03 to hit $69.53 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.64% or 1.94 to trade at $71.65 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.51% to 74.989, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 88.2985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 93.002.

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.07%
 

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