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 Monday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Banking and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.53%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ), which rose 4.07% or 92.85 points to trade at 2,375.20 at the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) added 3.07% or 24.80 points to end at 832.00 and Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ) was up 2.96% or 106.10 points to 3,690.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 4.72% or 27.35 points to trade at 551.50 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 3.85% or 5.05 points to end at 126.00 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS: TCS ) shed 2.41% or 80.05 points to 3,235.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which rose 4.03% to 2,374.80, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was up 2.95% to settle at 831.35 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which gained 2.62% to close at 291.80.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 2.46% to 3,234.65 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 2.15% to settle at 854.55 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was down 1.56% to 1,091.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1111 to 717 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1926 rose and 1339 declined, while 179 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.31% to 20.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 4.75 to $1,806.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.14% or 0.15 to hit $108.28 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.05 to trade at $111.58 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.02% to 78.93, while EUR/INR rose 0.25% to 82.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 104.67.

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