India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.37% By

© Reuters. India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.37% – India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 0.37%, while the index declined 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:), which rose 3.40% or 38.80 points to trade at 1180.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 3.29% or 8.30 points to end at 260.55 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) was up 2.37% or 10.25 points to 443.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cipla Ltd. (NS:), which fell 2.41% or 10.80 points to trade at 436.70 at the close. Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:) declined 2.10% or 39.65 points to end at 1845.25 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:) was down 1.80% or 41.15 points to 2251.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which rose 3.57% to 1181.75, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.48% to settle at 443.70 and State Bank Of India (BO:) which gained 2.31% to close at 327.65.

The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.30% to 1842.85 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.85% to settle at 2251.00 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.75% to 2156.30 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 0 to 0; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 0 fell and 0 advanced.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.30% to 13.7000.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.05% or 16.95 to $1637.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.39% or 0.75 to hit $53.13 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.52% or 0.90 to trade at $58.41 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.20% to 71.815, while EUR/INR rose 0.40% to 77.5815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 99.630.

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