© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.71%

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 fell 0.71%, while the index declined 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the were Coal India Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.75% or 5.65 points to trade at 211.35 at the close. Meanwhile, NTPC Ltd (NS:) added 2.10% or 2.45 points to end at 119.05 and GAIL Ltd (NS:) was up 1.85% or 2.20 points to 121.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which fell 3.57% or 10.80 points to trade at 292.20 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:) declined 2.75% or 21.50 points to end at 762.30 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS:) was down 2.21% or 71.95 points to 3185.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.01% to 119.05, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which was up 0.82% to settle at 185.10 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which gained 0.62% to close at 432.55.

The worst performers were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.51% to 762.60 in late trade, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.16% to settle at 3182.70 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.95% to 1514.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 839 to 714 and 78 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1309 rose and 1142 declined, while 178 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 6.00% to 11.6675.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.48% or 7.25 to $1525.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $61.72 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.10 to trade at $66.77 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 71.314, while EUR/INR rose 0.18% to 79.9860.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.225.

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2019-12-31