India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.11%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Metals and Auto sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.11%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ), which rose 5.55% or 7.85 points to trade at 149.35 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 4.12% or 13.60 points to end at 343.55 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ) was up 2.71% or 29.30 points to 1,112.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which lost 3.54% or 72.25 points to trade at 1,968.05 in late trade. Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) declined 3.35% or 94.45 points to end at 2,726.50 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) shed 1.94% or 225.15 points to 11,370.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which rose 2.78% to 1,112.15, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was up 1.49% to settle at 2,529.00 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which gained 1.41% to close at 4,377.95.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 3.54% to 1,968.10 in late trade, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which lost 3.25% to settle at 2,728.90 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 1.94% to 11,370.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 975 to 839 and 55 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1726 rose and 1438 declined, while 134 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.12% to 21.45.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.01% or 0.20 to $1,824.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.71% or 1.87 to hit $111.44 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.95% or 2.16 to trade at $113.14 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.52% to 78.84, while EUR/INR rose 0.56% to 83.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 103.74.

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