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India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.54%

Stock Markets27 minutes ago (Apr 05, 2021 06:45AM ET)

(C) Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.54% – India stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate, Banking and Auto sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 1.54%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.74%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT), which rose 3.19% or 31.95 points to trade at 1034.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) added 2.40% or 76.00 points to end at 3241.00 and Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) was up 2.28% or 9.50 points to 425.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:BJFN), which fell 5.74% or 302.65 points to trade at 4969.50 at the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) declined 5.54% or 55.05 points to end at 938.25 and State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) was down 4.49% or 16.65 points to 354.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which rose 3.08% to 1033.45, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was up 2.32% to settle at 3239.30 and Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which gained 1.79% to close at 1410.15.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 5.81% to 4963.70 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which lost 5.64% to settle at 937.35 and State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was down 4.56% to 353.65 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1179 to 513 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1828 fell and 1020 advanced, while 177 ended unchanged.

Shares in Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.79% or 24.85 to 1410.15.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 6.14% to 21.2150.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.21% or 3.65 to $1724.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.81% or 1.11 to hit $60.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.88% or 1.22 to trade at $63.64 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.08% to 73.311, while EUR/INR fell 0.19% to 86.1120.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 93.055.

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.54%

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