India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.06%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.06% – India equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and IT sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Consumer Durables , Real Estate and Banking sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.06% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which rose 3.65% or 25.35 points to trade at 720.75 at the close. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) added 2.45% or 16.45 points to end at 687.55 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) was up 2.34% or 9.85 points to 430.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ), which lost 3.39% or 557.30 points to trade at 15904.40 in late trade. Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) declined 2.51% or 46.95 points to end at 1822.65 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 1.35% or 91.75 points to 6711.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which rose 1.31% to 3659.50, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 0.96% to settle at 1737.20 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which gained 0.89% to close at 2202.30.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 3.51% to 15896.70 in late trade, Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which lost 2.08% to settle at 1829.90 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 1.36% to 6715.80 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1079 to 603 and 44 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1889 rose and 1155 declined, while 101 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.35% to 13.4975.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.75% or 13.55 to $1794.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $67.61 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $70.47 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 74.220, while EUR/INR rose 0.04% to 87.1640.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.002.

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