India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.07%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.07%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.15%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO), which rose 4.59% or 5.75 points to trade at 131.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) added 4.39% or 41.65 points to end at 991.40 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) was up 4.21% or 7.40 points to 183.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN), which fell 2.10% or 11.15 points to trade at 521.00 at the close. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) declined 2.06% or 456.60 points to end at 21660.05 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) was down 2.04% or 11.20 points to 536.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) which rose 4.31% to 990.55, Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was up 3.62% to settle at 1096.50 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which gained 1.21% to close at 725.45.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 2.35% to 535.65 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which lost 2.11% to settle at 520.80 and NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which was down 1.69% to 87.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 970 to 632 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1485 rose and 1083 declined, while 130 ended unchanged.

Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.21% or 8.65 to 725.45.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.33% to 20.5675 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 8.45 to $1940.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $42.66 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.07 to trade at $45.36 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.04% to 74.822, while EUR/INR rose 0.57% to 88.6220.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 93.045.