India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.91%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.91% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals , Power and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.91%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.91%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ), which rose 8.04% or 388.40 points to trade at 5220.70 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 4.41% or 21.35 points to end at 505.70 and NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) was up 4.04% or 5.65 points to 145.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ), which lost 2.91% or 28.70 points to trade at 957.50 in late trade. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) declined 2.15% or 36.00 points to end at 1641.15 and UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) shed 1.36% or 9.70 points to 702.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which rose 4.08% to 145.55, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was up 3.58% to settle at 17789.45 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 2.50% to close at 463.05.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 0.75% to 3826.15 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 0.59% to settle at 2686.55 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 0.42% to 2154.50 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1294 to 416 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2207 rose and 964 declined, while 175 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.76% to 16.7350.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.53% or 9.35 to $1749.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $75.94 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.14 to trade at $79.42 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.27% to 74.328, while EUR/INR rose 0.44% to 86.3400.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 93.933.

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