India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.18% By


© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.18% – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the declined 0.18%, while the index lost 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the were ITC Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.97% or 10.85 points to trade at 284.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) added 3.96% or 213.90 points to end at 5,614.40 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:) was up 3.57% or 390.80 points to 11,322.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:), which fell 13.53% or 20.50 points to trade at 131.05 at the close. Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:) declined 7.20% or 186.95 points to end at 2,408.70 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:) was down 2.55% or 5.40 points to 206.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ITC Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.99% to 284.35, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 3.97% to settle at 5,614.80 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:) which gained 3.63% to close at 11,326.35.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which was down 7.14% to 2,408.95 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.53% to settle at 206.50 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.82% to 140.55 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 960 to 856 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1666 rose and 1502 declined, while 149 ended unchanged.

Shares in ITC Ltd (NS:) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 3.97% or 10.85 to 284.35. Shares in ITC Ltd (BO:) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 3.99% or 10.90 to 284.35.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.70% to 21.25.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.00% or 18.00 to $1,789.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.17% or 2.30 to hit $108.06 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.29% or 2.50 to trade at $111.53 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.09% to 78.90, while EUR/INR fell 0.25% to 82.54.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 104.76.

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