India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.20%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.20% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Technology and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.20%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ), which rose 5.05% or 8.80 points to trade at 183.00 at the close. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ) added 4.80% or 8.70 points to end at 189.80 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) was up 4.29% or 36.25 points to 881.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ), which lost 5.82% or 219.55 points to trade at 3552.90 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 2.60% or 1.80 points to end at 67.50 and GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) shed 2.29% or 2.00 points to 85.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which rose 4.19% to 880.05, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was up 3.13% to settle at 850.80 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which gained 2.92% to close at 2131.00.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was down 2.67% to 67.40 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which lost 1.44% to settle at 157.45 and NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 1.22% to 80.75 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 833 to 752 and 106 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1327 rose and 1270 declined, while 160 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 4.00% to 22.6900.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.14% or 2.65 to $1909.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.54% or 0.22 to hit $41.28 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.14 to trade at $42.76 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.15% to 73.459, while EUR/INR rose 0.57% to 86.7950.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 93.170.

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