Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Metals, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Power sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.14%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.14%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB), which rose 4.01% or 7.20 points to trade at 186.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL) added 3.45% or 8.15 points to end at 244.45 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL) was up 2.42% or 8.75 points to 371.10 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS), which fell 3.09% or 26.40 points to trade at 828.50 at the close. State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) declined 2.21% or 6.65 points to end at 294.05 and Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) was down 2.19% or 7.45 points to 333.25.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which rose 3.93% to 186.65, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:HROM) which was up 2.06% to settle at 3372.00 and Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which gained 1.90% to close at 795.35.
The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was down 2.18% to 293.85 in late trade, Wipro Ltd (BO:WIPR) which lost 2.10% to settle at 333.55 and Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was down 2.05% to 202.65 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 834 to 758 and 66 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1313 fell and 1183 advanced, while 160 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.23% to 14.3325 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.16% or 2.05 to $1258.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.63% or 1.75 to hit $46.42 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.46% or 1.98 to trade at $55.26 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.29% to 70.065, while EUR/INR rose 0.52% to 80.3705.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.76% at 95.750.