India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.80%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.80%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals , Public Sector Undertakings and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.80% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which rose 7.45% or 10.20 points to trade at 147.05 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) added 7.18% or 45.20 points to end at 674.60 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 6.21% or 24.90 points to 426.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ), which lost 1.90% or 530.05 points to trade at 27309.95 in late trade. Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ) declined 1.37% or 47.45 points to end at 3413.80 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) shed 1.22% or 78.80 points to 6403.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which rose 3.89% to 1395.10, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was up 3.01% to settle at 5329.10 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which gained 2.74% to close at 698.15.

The worst performers were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was down 1.22% to 6405.75 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which lost 0.95% to settle at 1339.50 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.29% to 1925.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1159 to 532 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1969 rose and 1005 declined, while 209 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.87% to 20.2250.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.44% or 8.05 to $1839.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.51% or 0.33 to hit $65.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.43 to trade at $68.71 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.06% to 73.296, while EUR/INR rose 0.19% to 89.2120.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.112.

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