India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.70%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Metals , Real Estate and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.70%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which rose 6.79% or 19.80 points to trade at 311.35 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) added 5.32% or 19.90 points to end at 393.80 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) was up 4.39% or 14.35 points to 341.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which lost 7.66% or 38.80 points to trade at 467.75 in late trade. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) declined 3.48% or 29.95 points to end at 830.05 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) shed 2.58% or 4.65 points to 175.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 5.38% to 393.85, HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was up 2.85% to settle at 1202.50 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which gained 2.38% to close at 4486.65.

The worst performers were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was down 3.76% to 827.10 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which lost 1.61% to settle at 607.10 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 1.36% to 2175.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 995 to 617 and 78 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1429 rose and 1127 declined, while 168 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.87% to 21.6450.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.29% or 5.55 to $1914.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.83% or 0.34 to hit $40.62 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.93% or 0.40 to trade at $42.76 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.16% to 73.304, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 85.9275.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 93.645.

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