India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Metals , Auto and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.14% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were TATA STEEL LIMITED (NS: TISC ), which rose 8.18% or 37.35 points to trade at 493.90 at the close. Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) added 3.55% or 13.35 points to end at 389.90 and Indiabulls (NS: INBF ) was up 2.74% or 28.90 points to 1082.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tech Mahindra Limited (NS: TEML ), which lost 2.91% or 12.90 points to trade at 430.85 in late trade. ACC Ltd (NS: ACC ) declined 2.29% or 39.55 points to end at 1694.05 and Bosch Ltd (NS: BOSH ) shed 1.94% or 478.00 points to 24190.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which rose 7.95% to 493.35, Tata Motors Ltd. (BO: TAMO ) which was up 2.82% to settle at 449.65 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which gained 2.35% to close at 309.80.

The worst performers were Wipro Ltd. (BO: WIPR ) which was down 1.70% to 506.05 in late trade, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (BO: APSE ) which lost 1.40% to settle at 349.25 and Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which was down 0.94% to 559.10 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 925 to 645 and 10 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1499 fell and 1225 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.71% to 10.6350.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.77% or 9.46 to $1245.86 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.49% or 0.24 to hit $48.90 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.70% or 0.36 to trade at $52.01 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.27% to 64.145, while EUR/INR rose 0.37% to 71.2380.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 97.84.

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