India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.14%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Auto , Consumer Durables and Metals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.14%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ), which rose 5.41% or 8.65 points to trade at 168.60 at the close. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) added 4.07% or 350.00 points to end at 8949.45 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 2.94% or 15.50 points to 542.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ), which lost 1.50% or 2.50 points to trade at 164.45 in late trade. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ) declined 0.86% or 7.65 points to end at 886.45 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) shed 0.48% or 5.45 points to 1125.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 4.14% to 8951.55, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was up 3.02% to settle at 965.55 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which gained 2.50% to close at 1497.70.

The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 0.72% to 887.40 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which lost 0.50% to settle at 230.05 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 0.38% to 209.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 946 to 850 and 38 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1671 rose and 1566 declined, while 105 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.74% to 18.5550.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.00% or 0.05 to $1827.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.43% or 0.38 to hit $88.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.34% or 0.31 to trade at $90.47 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.07% to 74.771, while EUR/INR rose 0.30% to 85.5070.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 95.433.

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