India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.08%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Capital Goods and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.08%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bosch Ltd (NS: BOSH ), which rose 3.32% or 731.55 points to trade at 22760.05 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) added 1.30% or 4.70 points to end at 364.90 and Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) was up 1.26% or 3.85 points to 309.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tech Mahindra Limited (NS: TEML ), which lost 2.55% or 12.45 points to trade at 476.50 in late trade. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) declined 1.54% or 9.75 points to end at 622.25 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) shed 1.34% or 13.50 points to 996.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 1.22% to 364.80, Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which was up 1.16% to settle at 3311.60 and Larsen & Toubro Limited (BO: LART ) which gained 1.02% to close at 1491.95.

The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which was down 0.99% to 270.55 in late trade, POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA (BO: PGRD ) which lost 0.88% to settle at 192.55 and Bajaj Auto Limited (BO: BAJA ) which was down 0.79% to 2850.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 928 to 556 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1607 fell and 1120 advanced, while 171 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.01% to 13.9575.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.57% or 6.85 to $1196.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.49% or 0.24 to hit $49.52 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.40% or 0.21 to trade at $52.40 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.17% to 66.600, while EUR/INR rose 0.23% to 70.6947.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 101.83.

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