India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.78%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.78%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Metals , Oil & Gas and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.78% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ), which rose 7.79% or 1189.80 points to trade at 16461.70 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 4.06% or 27.10 points to end at 695.40 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 3.44% or 14.00 points to 420.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ), which lost 1.40% or 54.05 points to trade at 3812.20 in late trade. Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ) declined 1.40% or 281.05 points to end at 19740.00 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) shed 1.03% or 17.90 points to 1720.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which rose 7.91% to 16475.25, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was up 3.41% to settle at 1463.90 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which gained 3.39% to close at 1404.60.

The worst performers were Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was down 1.34% to 19747.55 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which lost 1.08% to settle at 2692.10 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 1.06% to 1720.75 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1310 to 379 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2059 rose and 968 declined, while 112 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.64% to 13.1875.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.75 to $1807.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.57% or 1.03 to hit $66.67 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.59% or 1.09 to trade at $69.46 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.13% to 74.215, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 87.1100.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.007.

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