India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.59%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the IT , Technology and Carbon sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.59% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which rose 3.84% or 98.85 points to trade at 2671.25 at the close. Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ) added 2.83% or 18.20 points to end at 661.15 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) was up 1.94% or 32.85 points to 1723.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ), which lost 1.53% or 18.60 points to trade at 1196.45 in late trade. NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) declined 1.19% or 1.70 points to end at 141.10 and Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) shed 1.18% or 2.25 points to 188.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which rose 3.84% to 2670.85, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 1.91% to settle at 1723.55 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which gained 1.61% to close at 1440.00.

The worst performers were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 1.16% to 141.10 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 1.16% to settle at 2640.30 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 0.88% to 7425.75 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 929 to 784 and 55 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1746 rose and 1391 declined, while 137 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.11% to 15.6525.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.65 to $1759.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.86% or 0.67 to hit $78.97 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.81% or 0.66 to trade at $82.61 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 74.980, while EUR/INR rose 0.37% to 86.7220.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 94.165.

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