India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.03%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.03%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT , Technology and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.03%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which rose 5.55% or 24.65 points to trade at 468.90 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) added 5.35% or 46.55 points to end at 917.00 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ) was up 4.10% or 37.15 points to 944.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ), which lost 1.03% or 19.80 points to trade at 1901.05 in late trade. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ) declined 0.68% or 16.30 points to end at 2398.50 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) shed 0.63% or 31.85 points to 5010.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which rose 5.32% to 915.80, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which was up 4.33% to settle at 945.40 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which gained 3.69% to close at 1219.70.

The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 1.00% to 1901.90 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which lost 0.71% to settle at 2395.00 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 0.70% to 5007.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 941 to 711 and 62 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1499 rose and 1301 declined, while 158 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.20% to 21.9850.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 4.35 to $1878.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.15% or 0.55 to hit $47.42 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.90% or 0.46 to trade at $50.45 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.22% to 73.860, while EUR/INR fell 0.40% to 90.2530.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 90.188.

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