India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 2.57%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 2.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Auto , Capital Goods and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 2.57% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 2.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which rose 16.93% or 47.35 points to trade at 326.95 at the close. Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) added 7.29% or 1789.90 points to end at 26333.50 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) was up 6.98% or 400.90 points to 6145.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ), which lost 2.52% or 17.60 points to trade at 681.45 in late trade. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) declined 2.23% or 216.80 points to end at 9505.00 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) shed 1.50% or 50.05 points to 3290.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which rose 7.10% to 333.20, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was up 7.10% to settle at 6149.95 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which gained 5.61% to close at 1560.00.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 1.96% to 9510.00 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 1.03% to settle at 2226.00 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 0.93% to 1488.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1062 to 576 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1688 rose and 1143 declined, while 171 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.10% to 23.3450.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.69% or 12.85 to $1851.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.39% or 1.28 to hit $54.83 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.31% or 1.30 to trade at $57.63 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.16% to 72.996, while EUR/INR fell 0.30% to 87.8950.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 91.078.

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