India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.21%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.21%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals , Oil & Gas and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.21% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which rose 3.95% or 57.75 points to trade at 1519.40 at the close. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) added 3.58% or 220.60 points to end at 6377.15 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ) was up 2.65% or 20.65 points to 799.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ), which lost 2.50% or 175.35 points to trade at 6826.85 in late trade. Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) declined 2.26% or 600.40 points to end at 26000.00 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) shed 2.02% or 77.30 points to 3748.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 3.96% to 1519.15, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was up 3.64% to settle at 6376.35 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which gained 2.64% to close at 799.30.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 2.43% to 6828.80 in late trade, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which lost 2.05% to settle at 3748.35 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 2.00% to 180.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1220 to 493 and 52 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2057 fell and 1081 advanced, while 119 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.60% to 13.4575.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.05% or 0.95 to $1777.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.33% or 0.91 to hit $67.30 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.19% or 0.84 to trade at $69.75 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.10% to 74.165, while EUR/INR fell 0.20% to 87.3885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.567.

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