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% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Capital Goods , IT and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.85%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which rose 3.12% or 5.50 points to trade at 182.05 at the close. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) added 3.02% or 4.15 points to end at 141.50 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) was up 2.74% or 40.95 points to 1,535.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd. (NS: APLH ), which lost 1.14% or 43.90 points to trade at 3,794.50 in late trade. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) declined 1.03% or 29.60 points to end at 2,848.30 and HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) shed 0.45% or 2.55 points to 558.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which rose 2.69% to 1,535.60, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was up 2.67% to settle at 1,007.15 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which gained 2.61% to close at 991.80.

The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 0.41% to 1,690.80 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which lost 0.35% to settle at 2,491.95 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 0.07% to 2,044.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1392 to 450 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2292 rose and 1015 declined, while 150 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.21% to 21.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.58% or 10.65 to $1,840.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.20% or 0.22 to hit $107.84 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.42% or 0.46 to trade at $109.56 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.18% to 78.39, while EUR/INR rose 0.54% to 83.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 103.69.

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