India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.69%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.69%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Auto , Consumer Durables and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.69%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS: TACN ), which rose 3.23% or 24.70 points to trade at 790.55 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) added 2.93% or 62.25 points to end at 2,189.70 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) was up 2.84% or 12.15 points to 440.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which lost 2.67% or 24.20 points to trade at 883.80 in late trade. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) declined 2.58% or 5.55 points to end at 209.30 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) shed 2.20% or 19.85 points to 883.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which rose 2.87% to 2,568.75, Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was up 2.84% to settle at 2,188.90 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 2.55% to close at 8,780.75.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was down 2.70% to 883.60 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which lost 2.54% to settle at 209.40 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was down 2.28% to 883.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 933 to 864 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1698 rose and 1471 declined, while 140 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.05% to 17.60 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.24% or 4.05 to $1,701.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.70% or 1.63 to hit $97.41 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.01% or 1.99 to trade at $101.09 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.01% to 79.87, while EUR/INR rose 0.29% to 80.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 108.22.

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