India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.82%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Consumer Durables and Auto sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.82%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which rose 12.04% or 40.45 points to trade at 376.50 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) added 10.60% or 227.70 points to end at 2375.35 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ) was up 5.29% or 44.15 points to 878.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ), which lost 4.58% or 7.70 points to trade at 160.40 in late trade. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ) declined 1.32% or 65.50 points to end at 4891.10 and Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) shed 1.11% or 2.15 points to 190.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 10.69% to 2376.20, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 5.32% to settle at 878.15 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 4.04% to close at 7491.30.

The worst performers were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was down 1.31% to 4892.25 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which lost 0.71% to settle at 2728.75 and Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was down 0.64% to 19049.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1214 to 492 and 60 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2096 rose and 1037 declined, while 125 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 6.79% to 16.1550.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1761.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.70% or 1.32 to hit $76.11 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.22% or 0.99 to trade at $80.09 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 74.766, while EUR/INR rose 0.03% to 86.4175.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.210.

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