India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.54%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 1.54%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 1.74%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT), which rose 3.19% or 31.95 points to trade at 1034.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) added 2.40% or 76.00 points to end at 3241.00 and Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) was up 2.28% or 9.50 points to 425.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:BJFN), which fell 5.74% or 302.65 points to trade at 4969.50 at the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) declined 5.54% or 55.05 points to end at 938.25 and State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) was down 4.49% or 16.65 points to 354.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which rose 3.08% to 1033.45, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was up 2.32% to settle at 3239.30 and Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which gained 1.79% to close at 1410.15.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 5.81% to 4963.70 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which lost 5.64% to settle at 937.35 and State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was down 4.56% to 353.65 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1179 to 513 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1828 fell and 1020 advanced, while 177 ended unchanged.

Shares in Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.79% or 24.85 to 1410.15.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 6.14% to 21.2150.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.21% or 3.65 to $1724.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.81% or 1.11 to hit $60.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.88% or 1.22 to trade at $63.64 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.08% to 73.311, while EUR/INR fell 0.19% to 86.1120.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 93.055.

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