India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.26%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.26%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Durables , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Metals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.26% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which rose 5.51% or 130.20 points to trade at 2492.60 at the close. Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) added 3.29% or 126.65 points to end at 3978.75 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) was up 2.93% or 13.75 points to 483.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ), which lost 4.03% or 52.55 points to trade at 1250.35 in late trade. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) declined 1.92% or 13.80 points to end at 703.50 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) shed 1.84% or 25.75 points to 1374.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 5.55% to 2494.35, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was up 3.28% to settle at 3978.15 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 2.96% to close at 483.10.

The worst performers were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was down 4.04% to 1249.70 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which lost 1.84% to settle at 1374.45 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was down 1.13% to 7252.35 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 878 to 842 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1682 rose and 1499 declined, while 114 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.48% to 15.8475.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.65% or 11.35 to $1767.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.15% or 0.12 to hit $80.64 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.17 to trade at $83.48 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 75.477, while EUR/INR fell 0.01% to 87.0620.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 94.507.

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