India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.75%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.75%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare , Green Energy and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.75%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ), which rose 4.43% or 24.55 points to trade at 577.25 at the close. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) added 3.75% or 84.55 points to end at 2336.05 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) was up 3.13% or 187.45 points to 6176.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which lost 1.97% or 20.30 points to trade at 1012.50 in late trade. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS: HPCL ) declined 2.09% or 6.60 points to end at 311.15 and Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) shed 0.97% or 2.60 points to 264.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 3.91% to 576.30, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 2.87% to settle at 909.00 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which gained 2.54% to close at 1902.40.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 1.94% to 1012.30 in late trade, Coal India Ltd (BO: COAL ) which lost 0.99% to settle at 265.10 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 0.44% to 1811.80 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 845 to 736 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1362 fell and 1122 advanced, while 127 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.41% to 12.0225.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1270.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.11% or 0.73 to hit $66.27 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.26% or 0.92 to trade at $73.97 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.03% to 67.855, while EUR/INR rose 0.09% to 78.9070.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 94.32.

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