India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 3.89%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 3.89%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Capital Goods , Banking and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 3.89%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 4.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ), which rose 46.03% or 138.70 points to trade at 440.00 at the close. Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) added 10.00% or 76.55 points to end at 842.30 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) was up 9.27% or 239.65 points to 2825.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ), which lost 14.86% or 4.40 points to trade at 25.20 in late trade. GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) declined 3.31% or 2.50 points to end at 73.05 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) shed 2.60% or 11.90 points to 445.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which rose 45.07% to 436.95, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was up 11.23% to settle at 478.00 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which gained 9.57% to close at 839.90.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 3.05% to 4880.50 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which lost 2.60% to settle at 515.75 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was down 2.45% to 338.55 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1116 to 396 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1442 rose and 733 declined, while 159 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 7.85% to 71.5325.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.03% or 0.45 to $1632.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 2.94% or 0.72 to hit $23.77 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.86% or 0.51 to trade at $26.88 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 1.55% to 75.174, while EUR/INR fell 0.91% to 82.3225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.72% at 100.270.

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