India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.24%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.24%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Metals and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.24%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ), which rose 6.61% or 27.60 points to trade at 445.05 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 4.95% or 8.45 points to end at 179.20 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) was up 4.23% or 8.30 points to 204.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which lost 6.60% or 29.40 points to trade at 415.95 in late trade. NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) declined 3.76% or 3.35 points to end at 85.85 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ) shed 1.22% or 22.95 points to 1854.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which rose 6.51% to 444.25, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was up 4.46% to settle at 204.75 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 4.02% to close at 180.05.

The worst performers were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 3.75% to 85.90 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which lost 1.48% to settle at 1849.45 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was down 1.11% to 2050.85 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 835 to 747 and 102 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1347 rose and 1205 declined, while 179 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.85% to 24.2400.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.34% or 6.45 to $1898.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.61% or 0.96 to hit $37.77 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.44% or 0.95 to trade at $39.92 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.15% to 74.388, while EUR/INR rose 0.33% to 86.9935.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 93.677.

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