© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.89%

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 declined 0.89%, while the index lost 1.02%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:), which rose 5.06% or 20.90 points to trade at 434.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) added 3.46% or 8.60 points to end at 258.45 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS:) was up 3.04% or 6.25 points to 211.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were State Bank Of India (NS:), which fell 3.30% or 9.40 points to trade at 274.50 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) declined 3.36% or 2.00 points to end at 57.40 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 2.63% or 57.45 points to 2128.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which rose 5.31% to 434.65, Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.72% to settle at 135.80 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.63% to close at 123.05.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.61% to 57.35 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:) which lost 3.60% to settle at 274.65 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.69% to 2128.55 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1062 to 496 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1515 fell and 855 advanced, while 153 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.44% to 16.4250.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.11% or 1.75 to $1547.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.79% or 0.44 to hit $56.22 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $60.01 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 71.800, while EUR/INR fell 0.03% to 79.5055.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.213.

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2019-08-29