India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.19%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Green Energy , Technology and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 1.19% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ), which rose 7.03% or 43.60 points to trade at 664.05 at the close. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) added 5.01% or 359.00 points to end at 7524.50 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) was up 4.91% or 125.30 points to 2679.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which lost 1.59% or 4.65 points to trade at 287.30 in late trade. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) declined 1.26% or 12.70 points to end at 992.40 and Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ) shed 1.23% or 242.25 points to 19500.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 6.99% to 663.70, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was up 4.94% to settle at 7519.95 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which gained 3.34% to close at 17104.80.

The worst performers were Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was down 1.55% to 19458.10 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which lost 1.14% to settle at 993.50 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.47% to 2259.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 888 to 799 and 48 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1578 fell and 1460 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 9.03% to 14.5200 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.35% or 6.40 to $1818.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.82% or 0.57 to hit $68.64 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.42 to trade at $71.81 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.46% to 72.956, while EUR/INR fell 0.17% to 86.3005.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.498.

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