India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.12%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Capital Goods , Consumer Durables and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.12%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ), which rose 6.33% or 19.85 points to trade at 333.55 at the close. Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) added 4.03% or 49.05 points to end at 1264.95 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) was up 3.01% or 37.75 points to 1290.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ), which lost 6.25% or 49.30 points to trade at 740.10 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ) declined 4.00% or 17.60 points to end at 422.55 and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS: HPCL ) shed 3.41% or 14.70 points to 416.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which rose 6.20% to 333.20, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was up 3.90% to settle at 1264.05 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 2.99% to close at 1290.75.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which was down 4.01% to 422.65 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which lost 2.00% to settle at 883.50 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 1.57% to 1176.45 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 928 to 656 and 7 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1479 fell and 1161 advanced, while 138 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.56% to 13.4750.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.18% or 2.36 to $1285.14 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $57.19 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.10 to trade at $64.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.07% to 65.132, while EUR/INR rose 0.30% to 75.8714.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.35.

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