© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.72%

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

At the close in NSE, the fell 0.72%, while the index declined 0.83%.

The best performers of the session on the were UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.47% or 240.35 points to trade at 4619.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:) added 4.82% or 42.45 points to end at 924.80 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.52% or 8.80 points to 358.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which fell 9.62% or 29.00 points to trade at 270.70 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) declined 2.71% or 14.25 points to end at 510.75 and Vedanta Ltd (NS:) was down 2.55% or 4.45 points to 170.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.08% to 331.25, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which was up 0.54% to settle at 2197.20 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:) which gained 0.41% to close at 3088.80.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.89% to 510.10 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.26% to settle at 170.90 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.23% to 6868.05 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 912 to 661 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1344 fell and 1072 advanced, while 147 ended unchanged.

Shares in UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.47% or 240.35 to 4619.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.02% to 23.2325.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.01% or 0.15 to $1279.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.32% or 0.21 to hit $66.10 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.87% or 0.65 to trade at $75.22 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 70.243, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 78.2115.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.965.

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2019-04-25