India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL), which rose 3.08% or 13.25 points to trade at 441.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS:ARBN) added 1.40% or 8.60 points to end at 624.10 and Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) was up 1.41% or 4.35 points to 312.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK), which fell 2.83% or 8.85 points to trade at 304.95 at the close. State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) declined 2.16% or 5.80 points to end at 262.15 and UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) was down 1.99% or 14.50 points to 714.25.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Coal India Ltd (BO:COAL) which rose 1.05% to 312.80, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was up 1.04% to settle at 1697.25 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which gained 0.71% to close at 1325.65.
The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was down 2.63% to 305.25 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which lost 2.31% to settle at 262.55 and Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was down 1.19% to 1160.25 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 0 to 0; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.94% to 14.0725.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.03% or 13.50 to $1318.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.48% or 0.29 to hit $60.70 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.24 to trade at $63.59 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.05% to 65.190, while EUR/INR rose 0.14% to 80.1359.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 90.08.