India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.60%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.60% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Real Estate and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.60% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ), which rose 4.22% or 100.50 points to trade at 2,480.50 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 3.39% or 24.95 points to end at 761.95 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) was up 3.26% or 23.80 points to 753.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ), which lost 7.04% or 167.30 points to trade at 2,210.65 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 3.03% or 5.35 points to end at 171.00 and Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) shed 2.75% or 5.25 points to 186.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which rose 3.06% to 2,337.20, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was up 2.89% to settle at 754.55 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which gained 2.70% to close at 6,527.25.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 0.99% to 254.65 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which lost 0.59% to settle at 929.45 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 0.52% to 7,437.90 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1116 to 726 and 22 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1942 fell and 1358 advanced, while 104 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.78% to 21.30 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.37% or 26.65 to $1,913.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.93% or 0.99 to hit $106.95 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.29% or 1.41 to trade at $110.90 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.07% to 75.97, while EUR/INR rose 0.61% to 84.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 98.68.

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