India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.19%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.19%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT), which rose 4.69% or 30.65 points to trade at 683.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) added 4.40% or 90.60 points to end at 2148.40 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) was up 3.55% or 22.45 points to 654.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which fell 4.84% or 7.70 points to trade at 151.25 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) declined 3.46% or 5.60 points to end at 156.40 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:AXBK) was down 3.23% or 14.90 points to 445.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which rose 4.73% to 683.50, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was up 4.15% to settle at 2146.20 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which gained 3.47% to close at 654.15.

The worst performers were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:AXBK) which was down 3.32% to 445.55 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which lost 3.23% to settle at 191.90 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was down 2.66% to 381.85 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1027 to 570 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1504 fell and 997 advanced, while 127 ended unchanged.

Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT) rose to all time highs; up 4.69% or 30.65 to 683.50. Shares in Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.40% or 90.60 to 2148.40. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.73% or 30.85 to 683.50. Shares in Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) rose to all time highs; rising 4.15% or 85.55 to 2146.20.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.43% to 24.5350.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.06% or 1.05 to $1888.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.73% or 0.30 to hit $41.37 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.28 to trade at $43.59 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.00% to 74.809, while EUR/INR fell 0.05% to 86.6945.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 94.722.

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