India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.16%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Metals , Capital Goods and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.16%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 1.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which rose 5.14% or 17.90 points to trade at 366.25 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) added 3.93% or 37.00 points to end at 977.75 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) was up 3.60% or 48.10 points to 1384.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ), which lost 3.65% or 25.70 points to trade at 678.75 in late trade. SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) declined 1.46% or 13.75 points to end at 928.75 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 1.06% or 70.15 points to 6568.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which rose 3.33% to 1380.35, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was up 3.02% to settle at 4873.45 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which gained 2.66% to close at 1988.90.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 1.24% to 6558.20 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which lost 0.54% to settle at 102.00 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 0.53% to 1750.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1183 to 464 and 73 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1870 rose and 966 declined, while 155 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.76% to 23.0825.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.03% or 0.50 to $1779.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.76% or 0.47 to hit $62.38 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.52 to trade at $65.55 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.13% to 74.635, while EUR/INR fell 0.15% to 90.1290.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 90.888.

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