Investing.com – India stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Metals, Auto and Green Energy sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.36%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN), which rose 4.80% or 19.10 points to trade at 418.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) added 3.09% or 10.45 points to end at 346.50 and Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN) was up 1.99% or 19.15 points to 982.65 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Vedanta Ltd (NS:VDAN), which fell 3.65% or 7.25 points to trade at 191.50 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC) declined 3.26% or 15.40 points to end at 456.55 and Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (NS:MAHM) was down 3.09% or 22.55 points to 708.50.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which rose 4.95% to 418.05, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which was up 1.92% to settle at 1291.60 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which gained 1.07% to close at 2616.65.
The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was down 3.50% to 191.45 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which lost 3.13% to settle at 456.80 and Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which was down 3.08% to 708.05 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1110 to 479 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1560 fell and 908 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged.
Shares in Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) rose to 5-year highs; up 3.09% or 10.45 to 346.50. Shares in Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.26% or 15.40 to 456.55. Shares in Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.13% or 14.75 to 456.80. Shares in Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.08% or 22.50 to 708.05.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.90% to 17.9850.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1283.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.55% or 0.84 to hit $53.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 1.02 to trade at $61.72 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.21% to 71.345, while EUR/INR rose 0.22% to 81.0660.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.998.