India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.01%
Wednesday, February 26, 2020       18:36 WIB - India stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate, Auto and Capital Goods sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 1.01%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.97%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ), which rose 4.98% or 1.75 points to trade at 36.90 at the close. Meanwhile, State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) added 0.41% or 1.35 points to end at 328.15 and Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ) was up 0.14% or 0.30 points to 216.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which fell 5.13% or 5.85 points to trade at 108.15 at the close. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN) declined 3.83% or 14.90 points to end at 374.00 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) was down 3.60% or 5.40 points to 144.50.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which rose 0.51% to 328.25, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which was up 0.38% to settle at 2240.95 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which gained 0.23% to close at 584.00.
The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was down 3.60% to 374.60 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 6237.60 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was down 2.49% to 1211.45 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1068 to 468 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1544 fell and 796 advanced, while 143 ended unchanged.
Shares in GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) fell to 3-years lows; losing 5.13% or 5.85 to 108.15. Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.49% or 30.95 to 1211.45.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 8.06% to 18.2600 a new 6-months high.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.03% or 0.55 to $1649.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.14% or 0.57 to hit $49.33 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.49% or 0.81 to trade at $53.45 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.23% to 71.645, while EUR/INR fell 0.23% to 77.9390.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 99.037.

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