India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.32%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.32%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML), which rose 4.24% or 62.80 points to trade at 1542.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) added 3.22% or 57.60 points to end at 1846.05 and Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) was up 1.67% or 30.00 points to 1822.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ITC Ltd (NS:ITC), which fell 6.32% or 16.60 points to trade at 245.95 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) declined 4.95% or 25.20 points to end at 484.40 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) was down 4.34% or 122.65 points to 2703.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which rose 4.12% to 1539.25, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) which was up 3.26% to settle at 1846.40 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:BJFS) which gained 1.99% to close at 19054.05.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which was down 6.23% to 246.10 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which lost 4.06% to settle at 2546.45 and Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 3.97% to 2486.20 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1421 to 324 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2274 fell and 907 advanced, while 112 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) rose to all time highs; rising 4.24% or 62.80 to 1542.45. Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) rose to all time highs; rising 3.22% or 57.60 to 1846.05. Shares in Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.67% or 30.00 to 1822.15. Shares in Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) rose to all time highs; rising 4.12% or 60.95 to 1539.25. Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) rose to all time highs; up 3.26% or 58.30 to 1846.40. Shares in Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:BJFS) rose to all time highs; up 1.99% or 371.30 to 19054.05.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.15% to 17.3825.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.71% or 12.55 to $1778.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.14% or 0.93 to hit $82.62 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.76% or 0.64 to trade at $84.97 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.20% to 75.037, while EUR/INR rose 0.21% to 87.4705.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 93.558.