India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.57%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.57%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Banking and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.57% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ), which rose 4.63% or 815.25 points to trade at 18430.00 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 4.37% or 20.25 points to end at 483.25 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) was up 3.68% or 11.40 points to 321.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ), which lost 1.15% or 8.40 points to trade at 724.65 in late trade. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ) declined 1.01% or 49.05 points to end at 4797.30 and Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS: TACN ) shed 0.49% or 4.15 points to 850.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which rose 5.15% to 18519.35, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was up 3.46% to settle at 1770.00 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which gained 3.11% to close at 2817.95.

The worst performers were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was down 1.07% to 4796.00 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which lost 0.41% to settle at 242.40 and Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which was down 0.38% to 19855.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1068 to 620 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1860 rose and 1216 declined, while 150 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.67% to 16.6025.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.35% or 6.25 to $1772.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.44% or 0.32 to hit $71.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.29 to trade at $75.90 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.18% to 73.668, while EUR/INR rose 0.11% to 86.3350.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 93.180.

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