© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.41%

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

At the close in NSE, the declined 0.41%, while the index lost 0.66%.

The best performers of the session on the were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which rose 6.01% or 26.75 points to trade at 469.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) added 4.13% or 7.25 points to end at 182.65 and Coal India Ltd (NS:) was up 2.75% or 5.90 points to 220.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.49% or 23.70 points to trade at 659.25 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:) declined 2.20% or 23.85 points to end at 1058.85 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 2.03% or 38.50 points to 1853.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which rose 4.07% to 182.70, Coal India Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.82% to settle at 220.50 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which gained 2.39% to close at 2032.35.

The worst performers were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.26% to 1058.80 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.18% to settle at 1853.55 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.08% to 348.10 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1054 to 547 and 47 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1518 fell and 908 advanced, while 135 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 11.44% to 17.1150.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.12% or 1.55 to $1327.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.13% or 0.07 to hit $55.55 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.37 to trade at $65.28 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.28% to 71.035, while EUR/INR rose 0.39% to 80.7490.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.178.

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2019-02-26