India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.20%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate , Metals and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.20%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which rose 5.75% or 22.80 points to trade at 419.05 at the close. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) added 3.41% or 1028.10 points to end at 31213.30 and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ) was up 2.35% or 15.85 points to 691.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ), which lost 2.40% or 28.90 points to trade at 1173.90 in late trade. Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ) declined 1.98% or 5.65 points to end at 280.25 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ) shed 1.89% or 44.90 points to 2330.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which rose 5.79% to 419.10, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was up 2.34% to settle at 3105.00 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which gained 1.63% to close at 388.65.

The worst performers were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was down 2.37% to 1175.15 in late trade, Wipro Ltd (BO: WIPR ) which lost 1.71% to settle at 280.95 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 1.67% to 2437.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1026 to 540 and 14 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1546 rose and 883 declined, while 176 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.22% to 12.4850.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.95 to $1291.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $51.63 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $57.16 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.02% to 65.355, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 77.1357.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 92.94.

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