© Reuters India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.03%

Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the declined 0.03%, while the index lost 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:), which rose 3.93% or 115.25 points to trade at 3,046.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:) added 3.29% or 4.00 points to end at 125.50 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) was up 3.03% or 26.85 points to 912.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:), which fell 4.98% or 34.60 points to trade at 660.55 at the close. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:) declined 4.64% or 151.65 points to end at 3,113.80 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:) was down 4.07% or 40.00 points to 943.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.04% to 912.70, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was up 2.86% to settle at 1,165.05 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.25% to close at 4,502.75.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which was down 5.03% to 660.30 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which lost 4.64% to settle at 3,113.25 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was down 4.10% to 943.40 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1198 to 635 and 60 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2019 rose and 1285 declined, while 155 ended unchanged.

Shares in Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:) rose to 3-years highs; up 3.93% or 115.25 to 3,046.85. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.07% or 40.00 to 943.55. Shares in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.86% or 32.40 to 1,165.05. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.10% or 40.35 to 943.40.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.15% to 18.37 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.40% or 7.00 to $1,735.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.28% or 2.39 to hit $102.40 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.80% or 1.93 to trade at $105.09 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 79.47, while EUR/INR fell 0.42% to 80.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 107.40.

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