India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.01% By

© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.01% – India stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 1.01%, while the index fell 0.97%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.92% or 75.60 points to trade at 2667.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) added 2.10% or 5.65 points to end at 276.10 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:) was up 1.06% or 14.00 points to 1339.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tata Motors Ltd (NS:), which fell 6.60% or 12.55 points to trade at 176.80 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) declined 4.20% or 16.45 points to end at 374.45 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) was down 4.33% or 15.70 points to 347.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which rose 1.08% to 1339.75, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 0.76% to settle at 3432.65 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which gained 0.62% to close at 1783.50.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which was down 7.05% to 176.60 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which lost 6.42% to settle at 83.10 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.25% to 6857.80 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1068 to 520 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1527 fell and 933 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.76% or 25.95 to 3432.65.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 8.35% to 25.6525.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.15% or 1.95 to $1275.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.82% or 0.52 to hit $63.73 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.45 to trade at $72.42 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.20% to 69.707, while EUR/INR rose 0.01% to 77.7270.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.938.

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