India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.37%
Thursday, February 20, 2020       19:28 WIB - India stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, IT and Consumer Durables sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.37%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which rose 3.40% or 38.80 points to trade at 1180.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) added 3.29% or 8.30 points to end at 260.55 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) was up 2.37% or 10.25 points to 443.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ), which fell 2.41% or 10.80 points to trade at 436.70 at the close. Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) declined 2.10% or 39.65 points to end at 1845.25 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:HLL) was down 1.80% or 41.15 points to 2251.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which rose 3.57% to 1181.75, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was up 2.48% to settle at 443.70 and State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which gained 2.31% to close at 327.65.
The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 2.30% to 1842.85 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which lost 1.85% to settle at 2251.00 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 1.75% to 2156.30 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 774 to 760 and 88 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1219 fell and 1172 advanced, while 161 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.30% to 13.7000.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.08% or 1.25 to $1613.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.24% or 0.13 to hit $53.62 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $59.08 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.09% to 71.653, while EUR/INR rose 0.02% to 77.3595.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 99.733.

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