India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.01% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ), which rose 2.29% or 88.10 points to trade at 3930.90 at the close. Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS: TACN ) added 2.07% or 17.30 points to end at 853.30 and HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) was up 1.64% or 11.30 points to 698.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ), which lost 4.17% or 25.55 points to trade at 586.90 in late trade. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) declined 1.73% or 11.85 points to end at 672.00 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 1.53% or 102.85 points to 6608.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which rose 1.29% to 2230.65, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 1.18% to settle at 781.35 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which gained 1.13% to close at 1167.55.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 4.18% to 586.85 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 1.59% to settle at 6609.05 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 1.34% to 173.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 857 to 828 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1634 rose and 1396 declined, while 121 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.30% to 13.5375.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 2.65 to $1788.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.85% or 0.58 to hit $67.78 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.72% or 0.51 to trade at $70.77 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.16% to 74.232, while EUR/INR rose 0.21% to 87.4115.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 92.875.

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