India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.06%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking , Healthcare and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.06%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ), which rose 10.85% or 82.40 points to trade at 841.70 at the close. AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) added 3.48% or 28.40 points to end at 845.10 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) was up 2.77% or 4.35 points to 161.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ), which lost 3.48% or 15.55 points to trade at 431.70 in late trade. SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) declined 3.21% or 37.50 points to end at 1129.70 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) shed 3.06% or 571.00 points to 18087.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which rose 10.80% to 841.05, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was up 3.45% to settle at 845.05 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which gained 0.71% to close at 4669.00.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 3.04% to 18097.65 in late trade, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 3760.00 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was down 2.36% to 1165.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1370 to 411 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2209 fell and 977 advanced, while 151 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.37% to 17.6100.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.24% or 4.25 to $1800.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.88% or 0.74 to hit $84.50 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.69% or 0.58 to trade at $85.22 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 75.080, while EUR/INR fell 0.10% to 87.2585.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 93.748.

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