India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.35%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.35%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were NTPC Ltd (NS:NTPC), which rose 4.13% or 3.40 points to trade at 85.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) added 3.07% or 4.00 points to end at 134.25 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) was up 2.86% or 12.00 points to 431.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:HROM), which fell 3.03% or 96.35 points to trade at 3082.00 at the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) declined 2.99% or 18.80 points to end at 609.30 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) was down 1.62% or 6.80 points to 413.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which rose 4.07% to 85.65, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was up 2.97% to settle at 431.50 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which gained 2.22% to close at 3305.00.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was down 3.10% to 608.80 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which lost 1.76% to settle at 412.95 and Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 1.39% to 1227.60 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 891 to 706 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1389 rose and 1163 declined, while 160 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.22% to 22.6350.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 9.25 to $1920.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.55% or 0.22 to hit $40.25 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.53% or 0.22 to trade at $41.95 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.09% to 73.654, while EUR/INR fell 0.09% to 87.1815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.820.

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