India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.53%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Real Estate and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.53%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ), which rose 5.36% or 1445.50 points to trade at 28400.00 at the close. UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) added 2.56% or 172.10 points to end at 6900.10 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) was up 2.56% or 87.05 points to 3493.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which lost 2.34% or 7.95 points to trade at 331.80 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 2.05% or 2.25 points to end at 107.35 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) shed 2.04% or 4.55 points to 219.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which rose 3.06% to 6934.15, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was up 2.28% to settle at 990.00 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which gained 2.25% to close at 586.30.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was down 2.28% to 107.15 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which lost 1.97% to settle at 219.15 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 1.70% to 222.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 944 to 694 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1601 rose and 1259 declined, while 198 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.84% to 20.6650.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.02% or 0.40 to $1738.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 4.04% or 2.49 to hit $59.07 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 4.05% or 2.62 to trade at $62.00 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.16% to 72.488, while EUR/INR fell 0.24% to 86.1555.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 92.150.

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