India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.90%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.90%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Metals , Banking and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.90%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which rose 5.29% or 52.90 points to trade at 1,052.00 at the close. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) added 4.40% or 23.25 points to end at 551.70 and Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd. (NS: APLH ) was up 3.93% or 138.50 points to 3,662.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ), which lost 2.20% or 6.00 points to trade at 266.70 in late trade. UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) declined 2.17% or 16.55 points to end at 747.45 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) shed 2.01% or 70.65 points to 3,448.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 5.27% to 1,051.85, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was up 3.26% to settle at 469.00 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which gained 2.96% to close at 1,367.70.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 2.13% to 266.85 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 1.16% to settle at 900.55 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.91% to 2,587.45 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1039 to 801 and 40 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1666 rose and 1526 declined, while 127 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 10.15% to 22.72.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.09% or 1.73 to $1,844.57 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.95% or 1.05 to hit $111.38 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.70 to trade at $111.82 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 77.54, while EUR/INR rose 0.44% to 83.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 101.81.

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