India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.81%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.81% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Real Estate and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.81%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which rose 4.14% or 28.40 points to trade at 713.10 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) added 2.81% or 9.15 points to end at 335.40 and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ) was up 2.97% or 17.50 points to 607.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ), which lost 2.13% or 6.30 points to trade at 288.75 in late trade. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) declined 2.49% or 24.00 points to end at 939.15 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) shed 1.87% or 8.90 points to 467.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 4.22% to 712.50, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was up 2.51% to settle at 198.05 and Lupin Ltd (BO: LUPN ) which gained 2.24% to close at 839.30.

The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 2.67% to 288.50 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which lost 0.72% to settle at 1103.80 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 0.53% to 269.85 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1287 to 327 and 31 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2006 rose and 761 declined, while 131 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 7.01% to 17.8825.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.60% or 7.90 to $1323.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.91% or 1.13 to hit $60.33 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.67% or 1.05 to trade at $63.84 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.15% to 64.315, while EUR/INR rose 0.15% to 78.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.11.

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