India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.50%
14 February 2020, 14: 12
India equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the lost 0.50%, while the index declined 0.49%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.38% or 2.00 points to trade at 39.20 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:) added 4.38% or 23.65 points to end at 563.60 and UPL Ltd (NS:) was up 2.46% or 14.25 points to 593.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included GAIL Ltd (NS:), which lost 5.49% or 7.15 points to trade at 123.15 in late trade. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) declined 5.45% or 13.35 points to end at 231.50 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) shed 3.72% or 45.75 points to 1185.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which rose 4.69% to 565.10, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.42% to settle at 621.40 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which gained 0.90% to close at 545.85.
The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 4.38% to 1176.35 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which lost 3.26% to settle at 184.15 and State Bank Of India (BO:) which was down 2.41% to 319.55 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1024 to 521 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1540 fell and 858 advanced, while 160 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.83% to 13.6150.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1578.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.23% or 0.63 to hit $52.05 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.37% or 0.77 to trade at $57.11 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.09% to 71.384, while EUR/INR rose 0.11% to 77.3985.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 98.995.