India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.34%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.34% – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Banking and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.34%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ACC Ltd (NS: ACC ), which rose 3.53% or 56.10 points to trade at 1645.85 at the close. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS: REDY ) added 3.33% or 76.65 points to end at 2381.35 and Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) was up 2.66% or 6.95 points to 267.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ), which lost 2.59% or 30.00 points to trade at 1130.00 in late trade. Bosch Ltd (NS: BOSH ) declined 2.04% or 430.10 points to end at 20682.45 and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ) shed 2.02% or 13.90 points to 675.80.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which rose 2.62% to 2367.85, Coal India Ltd (BO: COAL ) which was up 2.32% to settle at 267.00 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 2.11% to close at 7897.15.

The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 2.73% to 1129.25 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which lost 1.48% to settle at 786.75 and Wipro Ltd (BO: WIPR ) which was down 1.18% to 285.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 979 to 579 and 17 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1507 rose and 932 declined, while 151 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.98% to 13.1725.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.03% or 0.40 to $1288.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.07% or 0.56 to hit $52.70 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.31 to trade at $57.88 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.02% to 65.522, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 77.1544.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 93.11.

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