India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.67%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Metals , Public Sector Undertakings and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.67%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which rose 7.40% or 81.45 points to trade at 1182.35 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 3.93% or 15.15 points to end at 401.10 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) was up 3.72% or 27.15 points to 756.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ), which lost 1.89% or 74.45 points to trade at 3866.75 in late trade. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) declined 1.80% or 52.50 points to end at 2860.80 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) shed 1.07% or 26.10 points to 2417.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which rose 2.70% to 2496.25, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 2.68% to settle at 767.15 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which gained 2.62% to close at 11319.05.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 2.00% to 3865.00 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which lost 0.69% to settle at 5491.05 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 0.64% to 1352.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 917 to 727 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1622 rose and 1265 declined, while 146 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.50% to 20.8225.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 5.00 to $1820.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $64.78 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.08 to trade at $68.17 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.12% to 73.510, while EUR/INR fell 0.01% to 88.7780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.812.

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