India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.04% By

© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.04% – India stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the fell 0.04%, while the index lost 0.04%.

The best performers of the session on the were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:), which rose 3.72% or 90.00 points to trade at 2506.85 at the close. Meanwhile, SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS:) added 3.45% or 29.60 points to end at 888.70 and HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS:) was up 3.05% or 20.85 points to 704.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:), which fell 6.15% or 6.40 points to trade at 97.70 at the close. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:) declined 3.60% or 33.40 points to end at 895.00 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) was down 3.24% or 10.90 points to 325.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which rose 3.66% to 2506.00, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.40% to settle at 101.10 and Titan Company Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.31% to close at 1561.25.

The worst performers were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.04% to 900.00 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.99% to settle at 622.00 and ITC Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.76% to 229.00 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1000 to 658 and 55 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1617 fell and 1248 advanced, while 179 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.30% to 24.2700.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.64% or 11.70 to $1845.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.31% or 0.18 to hit $58.15 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.10 to trade at $60.80 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.06% to 72.888, while EUR/INR rose 0.45% to 88.2630.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 90.550.

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