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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.83%

Stock MarketsOct 20, 2021 11:45
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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.83%

Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Durables, Metals and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.83%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI), which rose 4.02% or 27.35 points to trade at 708.45 at the close. State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) added 2.40% or 11.70 points to end at 499.90 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) was up 1.04% or 5.00 points to 486.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC), which lost 3.90% or 20.80 points to trade at 512.95 in late trade. Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN) declined 2.96% or 73.50 points to end at 2411.40 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:HLL) shed 2.68% or 68.15 points to 2478.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which rose 4.03% to 708.45, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was up 2.35% to settle at 499.95 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which gained 0.56% to close at 1201.10.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 2.97% to 2412.35 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which lost 2.63% to settle at 2479.40 and NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which was down 2.27% to 146.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1391 to 335 and 39 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2217 fell and 915 advanced, while 113 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 5.35% to 18.3125.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.49% or 8.65 to $1779.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.21% or 1.00 to hit $81.44 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.13% or 0.96 to trade at $84.12 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.31% to 74.871, while EUR/INR fell 0.32% to 87.0750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.820.

India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.83%
 

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