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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%

Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Metals, Banking and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.33%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.40%.

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.

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