Investing.com – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the fell 0.35%, while the index fell 0.37%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were NTPC Ltd (NS:), which rose 4.13% or 3.40 points to trade at 85.70 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) added 3.07% or 4.00 points to end at 134.25 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.86% or 12.00 points to 431.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:), which lost 3.03% or 96.35 points to trade at 3082.00 in late trade. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) declined 2.99% or 18.80 points to end at 609.30 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:) shed 1.62% or 6.80 points to 413.50.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:) which rose 4.07% to 85.65, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.97% to settle at 431.50 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.22% to close at 3305.00.
The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 3.10% to 608.80 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.76% to settle at 412.95 and Titan Company Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.39% to 1227.60 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 891 to 706 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1389 rose and 1163 declined, while 160 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.22% to 22.6350.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 9.35 to $1920.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.55% or 0.22 to hit $40.25 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.55% or 0.23 to trade at $41.96 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.09% to 73.654, while EUR/INR fell 0.09% to 87.1815.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.817.
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