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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.97%

Published 2021/10/14, 12:45
© Reuters.  India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.97%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, Public Sector Undertakings and Metals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.97% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which rose 7.09% or 53.80 points to trade at 812.80 at the close. Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) added 5.30% or 35.65 points to end at 708.25 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS) was up 4.50% or 75.45 points to 1752.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL), which lost 3.29% or 6.25 points to trade at 183.80 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) declined 1.83% or 9.30 points to end at 497.60 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) shed 1.81% or 52.55 points to 2853.20.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which rose 2.89% to 256.55, HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which was up 2.86% to settle at 1685.90 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which gained 2.51% to close at 204.50.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 1.22% to 3611.30 in late trade, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which lost 1.17% to settle at 1250.90 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 0.85% to 7860.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 925 to 794 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1598 fell and 1585 advanced, while 117 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.07% to 15.7675.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 5.35 to $1800.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.26% or 1.01 to hit $81.45 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.32% or 1.10 to trade at $84.28 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.00% to 75.286, while EUR/INR rose 0.13% to 87.3885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.858.

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