India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Capital Goods , Auto and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.17%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ), which rose 5.30% or 365.50 points to trade at 7265.40 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) added 3.92% or 30.30 points to end at 802.50 and Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) was up 3.59% or 1013.70 points to 29239.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ), which lost 1.88% or 57.75 points to trade at 3010.80 in late trade. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) declined 1.62% or 99.20 points to end at 6016.80 and Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ) shed 1.20% or 212.60 points to 17436.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 5.25% to 7263.75, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was up 2.20% to settle at 1499.15 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which gained 1.11% to close at 6856.50.

The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 1.91% to 3010.85 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which lost 1.61% to settle at 6017.40 and Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was down 1.08% to 17451.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1072 to 626 and 38 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1927 rose and 1163 declined, while 113 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.14% to 14.7375.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.10% or 1.85 to $1784.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.62% or 0.45 to hit $72.67 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.56% or 0.42 to trade at $74.48 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.25% to 74.316, while EUR/INR rose 0.07% to 88.3840.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 92.058.

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