India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.85%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.85%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Durables and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.85%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which rose 4.32% or 105.00 points to trade at 2536.75 at the close. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ) added 4.31% or 5.80 points to end at 140.45 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) was up 4.12% or 725.75 points to 18319.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which lost 10.76% or 127.95 points to trade at 1061.15 in late trade. Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) declined 5.98% or 311.35 points to end at 4896.70 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ) shed 1.37% or 12.00 points to 860.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 4.29% to 2536.90, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was up 4.20% to settle at 8208.00 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which gained 4.15% to close at 18326.85.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 10.71% to 1061.45 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which lost 1.57% to settle at 859.25 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 1.38% to 523.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 947 to 823 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1746 rose and 1522 declined, while 186 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.76% to 16.3400.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.95 to $1818.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.44% or 1.17 to hit $82.44 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.18% or 0.98 to trade at $83.72 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.19% to 74.032, while EUR/INR fell 0.17% to 85.6430.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.250.

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