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

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.97%
Credit: © Reuters. – 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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