India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.55%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the IT , Green Energy and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.55%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ), which rose 2.74% or 18.40 points to trade at 690.85 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) added 2.47% or 17.95 points to end at 745.55 and Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ) was up 2.01% or 5.70 points to 289.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ), which lost 1.50% or 5.60 points to trade at 368.05 in late trade. NTPC Ltd (NS: NTPC ) declined 1.50% or 2.70 points to end at 178.35 and Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) shed 0.70% or 8.00 points to 1125.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which rose 2.35% to 2662.00, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 2.16% to settle at 1419.00 and Lupin Ltd (BO: LUPN ) which gained 2.15% to close at 837.70.

The worst performers were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 1.36% to 177.50 in late trade, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which lost 0.78% to settle at 178.90 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.55% to 915.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 813 to 776 and 27 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1408 rose and 1252 declined, while 146 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.47% to 14.1475.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 4.50 to $1252.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.23% or 0.13 to hit $57.23 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $63.48 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.19% to 64.365, while EUR/INR rose 0.06% to 75.9054.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 93.75.

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