India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.76% By Investing.com

© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.76%

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

At the close in NSE, the lost 0.76%, while the index declined 1.01%.

The best performers of the session on the were UPL Ltd (NS:), which rose 8.02% or 26.05 points to trade at 351.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:) added 5.39% or 126.55 points to end at 2473.00 and Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:) was up 5.24% or 141.75 points to 2847.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:), which fell 5.67% or 70.90 points to trade at 1180.00 at the close. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:) declined 4.67% or 89.60 points to end at 1829.45 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) was down 4.39% or 100.30 points to 2187.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which rose 6.07% to 2489.75, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was up 4.95% to settle at 481.00 and ITC Ltd (BO:) which gained 4.65% to close at 190.10.

The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 6.23% to 1173.30 in late trade, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:) which lost 4.76% to settle at 1826.20 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was down 4.63% to 2182.55 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1019 to 506 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1373 rose and 902 declined, while 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.39% or 126.55 to 2473.00. Shares in Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.39% or 100.30 to 2187.00. Shares in Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) rose to all time highs; up 6.07% or 142.45 to 2489.75. Shares in Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.63% or 105.95 to 2182.55.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.35% to 49.7350 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.37% or 24.20 to $1744.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 3.73% or 0.75 to hit $19.36 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 4.29% or 1.27 to trade at $28.33 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.52% to 76.404, while EUR/INR fell 0.14% to 83.3340.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.72% at 99.595.

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