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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.45%

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.45%

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.45%
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:45

Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the IT, Technology and Public Sector Undertakings sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.45%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Lupin Ltd (NS:LUPN), which rose 3.57% or 31.10 points to trade at 899.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN) added 2.44% or 13.35 points to end at 559.25 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT) was up 1.33% or 12.30 points to 936.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which fell 2.15% or 8.25 points to trade at 374.45 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) declined 2.16% or 15.40 points to end at 698.80 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) was down 1.84% or 5.35 points to 284.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which rose 2.57% to 559.65, Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which was up 1.17% to settle at 337.00 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which gained 1.00% to close at 1966.60.

The worst performers were Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was down 2.16% to 1238.70 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which lost 2.11% to settle at 284.65 and Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:APSE) which was down 1.75% to 375.45 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 848 to 735 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1352 fell and 1198 advanced, while 126 ended unchanged.

Shares in IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) rose to all time highs; up 1.00% or 19.50 to 1966.60.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.27% to 12.0950 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.55% or 7.10 to $1308.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.29% or 0.19 to hit $66.83 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.32 to trade at $76.42 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.24% to 67.655, while EUR/INR rose 0.29% to 80.0037.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.32.

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