India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.40%

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© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.40%© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.40% – India stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 0.40%, while the index fell 0.52%.

The best performers of the session on the were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 33.59% or 10.75 points to trade at 42.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 6.50% or 15.15 points to end at 251.55 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) was up 7.50% or 37.05 points to 531.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Vedanta Ltd (NS:), which fell 4.66% or 7.05 points to trade at 144.40 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS:) declined 3.45% or 6.70 points to end at 186.75 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) was down 4.01% or 7.60 points to 182.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which rose 32.97% to 42.55, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which was up 6.16% to settle at 122.45 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which gained 6.11% to close at 54.70.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which was down 4.66% to 144.35 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which lost 3.36% to settle at 339.60 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.94% to 1256.60 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 986 to 566 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1453 fell and 909 advanced, while 145 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.50% or 37.05 to 531.60. Shares in IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.94% or 38.00 to 1256.60.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 5.64% to 17.7025.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1507.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.38% or 0.20 to hit $52.44 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.25 to trade at $57.44 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.32% to 70.910, while EUR/INR fell 0.36% to 77.6710.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 98.762.

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