India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.28% – India equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the lost 1.28%, while the index lost 1.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 0.74% or 0.85 points to trade at 116.15 at the close. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 0.36% or 1.20 points to end at 338.10 and Wipro Ltd (NS:) was up 0.12% or 0.35 points to 299.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Steel Ltd (NS:), which lost 5.78% or 29.00 points to trade at 473.10 in late trade. JSW Steel Ltd (NS:) declined 3.78% or 10.25 points to end at 260.20 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) shed 3.47% or 5.70 points to 158.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which rose 0.74% to 116.20, Coal India Ltd (BO:) which was up 0.10% to settle at 255.20 and Infosys Ltd (BO:) which unchanged 0.00% to close at 740.40.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was down 5.66% to 473.05 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which lost 3.33% to settle at 163.95 and Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.20% to 158.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1278 to 347 and 45 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1794 fell and 665 advanced, while 123 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

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The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 5.43% to 14.6500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.52% or 7.05 to $1337.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.65% or 0.34 to hit $52.17 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.52% or 0.32 to trade at $61.69 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.20% to 69.972, while EUR/INR rose 0.25% to 78.4670.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.035.

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