India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.84%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.84%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Banking and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.84%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ), which rose 5.93% or 38.25 points to trade at 683.40 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) added 4.82% or 29.45 points to end at 640.70 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) was up 2.41% or 16.85 points to 717.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which lost 3.99% or 30.65 points to trade at 738.10 in late trade. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) declined 1.79% or 100.60 points to end at 5515.15 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) shed 1.00% or 9.80 points to 973.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 5.94% to 683.30, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was up 2.42% to settle at 1774.10 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which gained 2.41% to close at 717.15.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 1.75% to 5517.00 in late trade, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which lost 0.79% to settle at 2567.65 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was down 0.57% to 2394.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1040 to 590 and 84 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1759 rose and 1071 declined, while 153 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.55% to 21.9625.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.02% or 0.35 to $1776.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.10% or 0.72 to hit $66.41 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.74 to trade at $69.62 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.16% to 73.879, while EUR/INR rose 0.18% to 88.7660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 91.220.

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