India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.36%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.36% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Banking and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.36% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ), which rose 3.13% or 92.30 points to trade at 3042.20 at the close. AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) added 1.99% or 14.65 points to end at 750.90 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ) was up 1.60% or 10.15 points to 645.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ), which lost 1.57% or 69.05 points to trade at 4319.00 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) declined 1.38% or 2.20 points to end at 157.15 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) shed 1.06% or 126.15 points to 11800.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which rose 3.18% to 3041.85, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was up 1.97% to settle at 750.75 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which gained 1.57% to close at 645.05.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 1.11% to 11799.05 in late trade, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which lost 0.82% to settle at 5414.90 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 0.68% to 1723.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1011 to 685 and 39 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1852 rose and 1226 declined, while 131 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.75% to 14.6050.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.03% or 0.55 to $1866.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.85% or 0.60 to hit $71.48 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.63 to trade at $73.49 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.21% to 73.333, while EUR/INR rose 0.25% to 88.8975.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 90.498.

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