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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.76% By Investing.com

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.18%

© Reuters India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.76%

Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the fell 0.76%, while the index declined 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.68% or 165.15 points to trade at 6,321.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 2.60% or 167.35 points to end at 6,604.70 and Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.28% or 83.20 points to 3,735.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coal India Ltd (NS:), which fell 4.69% or 21.40 points to trade at 434.80 at the close. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:) declined 4.27% or 209.80 points to end at 4,699.05 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) was down 3.89% or 23.90 points to 590.40.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.56% to 6,309.95, Wipro Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.26% to settle at 501.40 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.09% to close at 1,666.15.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.76% to 137.40 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.72% to settle at 316.05 and State Bank Of India (BO:) which was down 2.26% to 707.90 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1833 to 347 and 26 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2869 fell and 972 advanced, while 86 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; up 2.68% or 165.15 to 6,321.00. Shares in Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.60% or 167.35 to 6,604.70. Shares in Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; up 2.56% or 157.50 to 6,309.95. Shares in Wipro Ltd (BO:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.26% or 11.10 to 501.40. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.09% or 34.15 to 1,666.15.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.98% to 16.06 a new 6-months high.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.20% or 4.15 to $2,034.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.91% or 0.70 to hit $76.14 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.94% or 0.77 to trade at $81.42 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.01% to 83.00, while EUR/INR fell 0.10% to…

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