India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.07%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.07% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Capital Goods , Real Estate and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.07% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which rose 4.14% or 32.65 points to trade at 821.60 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) added 3.30% or 84.80 points to end at 2657.50 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) was up 3.16% or 79.00 points to 2578.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ), which lost 2.53% or 18.00 points to trade at 693.50 in late trade. Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) declined 1.13% or 50.90 points to end at 4465.80 and Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ) shed 0.98% or 194.85 points to 19708.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 3.29% to 2657.35, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was up 2.74% to settle at 8123.85 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which gained 2.54% to close at 1953.15.

The worst performers were Wipro Ltd (BO: WIPR ) which was down 2.47% to 693.65 in late trade, Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which lost 1.17% to settle at 19690.10 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 0.55% to 3555.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1333 to 506 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2545 rose and 976 declined, while 107 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.43% to 17.6775.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.11% or 2.05 to $1799.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.13% or 0.10 to hit $78.80 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.16% or 0.13 to trade at $81.62 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.29% to 74.059, while EUR/INR fell 0.56% to 83.8910.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 95.920.

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