India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.04%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.04%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT , Technology and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.04%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Idea Cellular Ltd (NS: IDEA ), which rose 6.88% or 6.50 points to trade at 101.00 at the close. Bank Of Baroda (NS: BOB ) added 2.66% or 4.25 points to end at 164.30 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) was up 2.43% or 18.75 points to 791.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ), which lost 4.86% or 7.00 points to trade at 136.90 in late trade. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) declined 3.58% or 21.40 points to end at 576.10 and Tata Power Co. Ltd (NS: TTPW ) shed 2.92% or 2.25 points to 74.80.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which rose 2.35% to 1039.25, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was up 2.03% to settle at 2603.20 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which gained 0.96% to close at 353.55.

The worst performers were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which was down 4.60% to 136.95 in late trade, Tata Power Co. Ltd (BO: TTPW ) which lost 3.24% to settle at 74.75 and NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which was down 2.90% to 158.80 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 782 to 667 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 839 fell and 760 advanced, while 72 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.37% to 13.8975.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1343.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.12% or 0.53 to hit $46.88 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.18% or 0.58 to trade at $48.58 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.21% to 67.055, while EUR/INR fell 0.11% to 75.9800.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.15% at 94.38.

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