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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.64%

Published 2022/06/02, 12:45
© Reuters India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.64%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, IT and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.64%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI), which rose 3.45% or 90.80 points to trade at 2,724.30 at the close. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:BJFS) added 2.69% or 339.40 points to end at 12,936.00 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN) was up 2.42% or 20.30 points to 859.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd. (NS:APLH), which lost 5.05% or 193.75 points to trade at 3,645.25 in late trade. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:HROM) declined 3.43% or 94.50 points to end at 2,663.10 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:HDFC) shed 1.73% or 40.30 points to 2,289.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which rose 3.51% to 2,724.50, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:BJFS) which was up 2.88% to settle at 12,961.40 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which gained 2.35% to close at 859.55.

The worst performers were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which was down 1.69% to 2,289.60 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which lost 1.51% to settle at 225.60 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which was down 1.03% to 2,284.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1126 to 703 and 47 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1884 rose and 1310 declined, while 133 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.52% to 20.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.52% or 9.70 to $1,858.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.56% or 2.95 to hit $112.31 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 2.51% or 2.92 to trade at $113.37 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.01% to 77.56, while EUR/INR rose 0.44% to 82.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 102.20.

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