India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.79%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.79% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Metals and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.79%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which rose 5.99% or 28.75 points to trade at 508.65 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) added 3.89% or 50.35 points to end at 1343.65 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) was up 3.75% or 42.35 points to 1172.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which lost 1.94% or 22.85 points to trade at 1154.90 in late trade. ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ) declined 1.46% or 12.30 points to end at 829.40 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) shed 1.17% or 2.25 points to 190.40.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 3.92% to 1345.25, Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was up 3.20% to settle at 2456.80 and Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which gained 2.91% to close at 19235.70.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 1.92% to 1154.65 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which lost 1.43% to settle at 829.00 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 1.30% to 190.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1344 to 405 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2123 rose and 981 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 4.87% to 16.7525.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 2.70 to $1804.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.14% or 0.12 to hit $83.64 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $85.14 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.12% to 74.925, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 87.0495.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.743.

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