India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.62%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Green Energy and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.62% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ), which rose 9.10% or 27.70 points to trade at 332.75 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) added 3.36% or 33.25 points to end at 1022.20 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) was up 3.55% or 850.75 points to 24735.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ), which lost 6.49% or 13.35 points to trade at 191.00 in late trade. Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS: INBF ) declined 4.95% or 39.85 points to end at 766.20 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) shed 2.50% or 14.75 points to 574.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 9.81% to 333.60, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was up 2.79% to settle at 1127.50 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO: HROM ) which gained 1.81% to close at 2970.00.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO: YESB ) which was down 7.14% to 191.30 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 2.47% to settle at 574.10 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 2.02% to 7332.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 941 to 635 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1473 fell and 1073 advanced, while 139 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.57% to 18.3500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.39% or 16.70 to $1215.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 2.04% or 1.15 to hit $57.61 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.22% or 1.48 to trade at $68.10 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 71.855, while EUR/INR fell 0.13% to 81.3670.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.86.

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