India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Metals , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Healthcare , Banking and Consumer Durables sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.01%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which rose 3.83% or 52.60 points to trade at 1426.20 at the close. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) added 3.73% or 26.95 points to end at 749.10 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ) was up 2.35% or 2.40 points to 104.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ), which lost 2.10% or 570.15 points to trade at 26547.50 in late trade. Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) declined 1.86% or 70.80 points to end at 3727.15 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) shed 1.80% or 32.65 points to 1780.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 3.86% to 1426.45, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was up 2.36% to settle at 116.95 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 2.06% to close at 176.10.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 1.84% to 3727.60 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 1.78% to settle at 779.35 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which was down 1.77% to 1780.70 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1140 to 559 and 30 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2050 fell and 997 advanced, while 115 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.06% to 12.7125.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.32% or 5.55 to $1737.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.79% or 0.54 to hit $67.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.72% or 0.51 to trade at $70.12 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.00% to 74.429, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 87.1785.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.157.

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