India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.81%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.81% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.81% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Enterprises Ltd (NS: ADEL ), which rose 16.91% or 428.15 points to trade at 2,959.35 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 15.30% or 134.45 points to end at 1,013.10 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) was up 4.42% or 9.40 points to 222.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included LTIMindtree Ltd (NS: LTIM ), which lost 1.53% or 85.35 points to trade at 5,492.05 in late trade. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) declined 1.50% or 39.05 points to end at 2,563.25 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) shed 1.50% or 56.95 points to 3,741.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which rose 4.46% to 222.40, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was up 3.89% to settle at 285.50 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 2.31% to close at 608.40.

The worst performers were LTIMindtree Ltd (BO: LTIM ) which was down 1.54% to 5,488.95 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 1.45% to settle at 2,564.05 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was down 1.28% to 1,319.65 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1141 to 930 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1931 fell and 1685 advanced, while 120 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.58% to 13.46 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.01% or 0.25 to $2,041.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.05% or 0.77 to hit $73.81 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.72 to trade at $78.75 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.05% to 83.37, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 90.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 103.58.

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