India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.05%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Auto , Oil & Gas and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.05%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ), which rose 3.75% or 14.10 points to trade at 389.95 at the close. Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) added 3.68% or 914.10 points to end at 25,775.00 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) was up 3.67% or 15.60 points to 440.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ), which lost 3.13% or 227.05 points to trade at 7,032.50 in late trade. ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ) declined 1.40% or 10.75 points to end at 755.55 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) shed 1.34% or 211.25 points to 15,509.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which rose 3.52% to 6,808.55, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was up 3.17% to settle at 3,083.20 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 3.10% to close at 7,668.65.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 3.35% to 7,032.35 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which lost 1.45% to settle at 755.55 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 1.15% to 15,509.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 949 to 873 and 44 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1666 rose and 1615 declined, while 107 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.58% to 18.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.19% or 3.75 to $1,955.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.99% or 1.01 to hit $103.06 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.90% or 0.96 to trade at $108.21 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.35% to 76.19, while EUR/INR rose 0.31% to 82.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.64% at 100.32.

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