India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.53%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Metals , Power and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.53%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Vedanta Ltd (NS: VDAN ), which rose 7.75% or 8.60 points to trade at 119.55 at the close. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) added 7.38% or 17.25 points to end at 251.10 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 6.91% or 10.35 points to 160.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ), which lost 3.58% or 99.95 points to trade at 2692.25 in late trade. Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) declined 1.11% or 0.35 points to end at 31.20 and ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) shed 0.64% or 1.25 points to 194.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 6.64% to 393.35, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was up 6.43% to settle at 387.60 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which gained 4.71% to close at 93.30.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 3.64% to 2695.80 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which lost 0.87% to settle at 193.85 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 0.07% to 1181.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 852 to 660 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1174 rose and 1110 declined, while 140 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.62% to 24.5425.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.34% or 5.35 to $1600.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.38% or 1.58 to hit $48.33 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.81% or 1.46 to trade at $53.36 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.39% to 73.160, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 81.3390.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.517.

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