India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Power sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Durables , Banking and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.02%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which rose 4.29% or 31.35 points to trade at 761.40 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) added 4.12% or 22.10 points to end at 558.85 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: SBIL ) was up 3.22% or 29.90 points to 958.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which lost 4.54% or 67.70 points to trade at 1423.95 in late trade. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) declined 2.28% or 21.35 points to end at 913.60 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ) shed 1.78% or 35.45 points to 1959.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 3.98% to 558.70, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was up 2.27% to settle at 2407.35 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 2.14% to close at 6598.30.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 4.58% to 1423.60 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which lost 2.24% to settle at 914.00 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 1.76% to 1959.25 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1035 to 640 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1764 rose and 1162 declined, while 158 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.89% to 23.6925 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.75% or 13.25 to $1780.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $63.65 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.12 to trade at $66.64 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.15% to 73.942, while EUR/INR rose 0.11% to 89.1140.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 91.108.

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