India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.09%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Power , Capital Goods and Metals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.09%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ), which rose 3.11% or 617.60 points to trade at 20457.20 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) added 2.74% or 18.30 points to end at 686.15 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) was up 2.69% or 3.20 points to 122.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ), which lost 3.84% or 46.85 points to trade at 1173.20 in late trade. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) declined 1.05% or 21.65 points to end at 2034.30 and HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) shed 0.85% or 6.30 points to 737.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 2.77% to 686.30, Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was up 2.39% to settle at 20351.75 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which gained 1.23% to close at 1447.40.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 0.97% to 2037.00 in late trade, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which lost 0.79% to settle at 7928.40 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 0.70% to 3699.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 957 to 728 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1755 rose and 1281 declined, while 145 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.24% to 13.9425.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.21% or 3.75 to $1797.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.13% or 0.09 to hit $69.39 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0.15 to trade at $72.75 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.32% to 73.530, while EUR/INR fell 0.15% to 87.0120.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 92.555.

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