Economy of India

Among stocks, Eicher Motors was a prominent gainer by moving up 3.8 per cent to Rs 19,948.10. Britannia, Yes Bank, Asian Paints and HDFC were in the green with marginal gains.

In February last year, the two brothers, who were also the promoters of Fortis Healthcare, had tendered their resignation from the company's Board of Directors.

Meanwhile, Asian indices traded marginally higher as market participants watched for developments on the US-China trade front ahead of high-level negotiations.

The MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 per cent. The Shanghai Composite Index was up by 0.4 per cent, South Korea's KOSPI rose by 0.7 per cent and Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.4 per cent.

The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.45 per cent while MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.5 per cent. But sentiment in the wider region remained subdued amid worries about a global recession.

Among the other prominent losers were Tata Steel, ICICI Bank, UltraTech Cement, Titan, Indian Oil Corporation and Tata Motos which lost between 4 and 4.5 per cent each. Heavyweight Reliance Industries plunged by 3.8 per cent while Jindal Steel lost by 3.6 per cent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down by 0.1 per cent after anti-government protests. The Shanghai Composite Index fell by 0.05 per cent but Japan's Nikkei moved up marginally by 0.09 per cent.

Among stocks, Indiabulls Housing Finance dropped by 4.2 per cent to Rs 437.80 per share. Private lenders Yes Bank and ICICI Bank also slipped by 2.8 per cent and 0.9 per cent respectively. The other prominent losers were HDFC, Britannia, Grasim, Hero MotoCorp and Bharti Infratel.

The company posted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of Rs 2,048 crore, down 38.5 per cent from Rs 3,330 crore in Q1 FY19.

According to its filing on BSE, Adani Green reported continued to have plant availability in excess of 99 per cent for the first quarter of the current fiscal. During this period, its grid availability stood at 98.7 per cent, which was 95.5 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.