India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.78% By

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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.78% – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the declined 0.78%, while the index lost 0.82%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which rose 6.70% or 17.20 points to trade at 276.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:) added 2.25% or 8.40 points to end at 382.05 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:) was up 1.12% or 4.90 points to 442.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which fell 7.88% or 24.50 points to trade at 293.05 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) declined 2.21% or 1.55 points to end at 68.30 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.55% or 53.15 points to 2035.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which rose 1.28% to 442.30, HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:) which was up 0.70% to settle at 1274.25 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which gained 0.35% to close at 115.95.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which was down 2.79% to 71.30 in late trade, Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.50% to settle at 68.30 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.37% to 2036.10 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 806 to 757 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1262 fell and 1179 advanced, while 171 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.64% to 13.8975 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 2.05 to $1462.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $58.11 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.24 to trade at $63.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.34% to 71.745, while EUR/INR rose 0.31% to 78.9450.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 98.330.

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