India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.32%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.32% to hit a new 52-week high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which rose 3.79% or 5.45 points to trade at 149.15 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) added 3.44% or 20.20 points to end at 606.75 and Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (NS: APSE ) was up 2.84% or 6.65 points to 240.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ), which lost 3.42% or 12.45 points to trade at 351.55 in late trade. Idea Cellular Ltd (NS: IDEA ) declined 2.92% or 3.10 points to end at 103.10 and Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) shed 1.99% or 7.750 points to 381.500.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (BO: HALC ) which rose 3.69% to 149.10, Tata Power Co. Ltd (BO: TTPW ) which was up 2.46% to settle at 72.85 and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which gained 1.71% to close at 140.10.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 3.11% to 351.90 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 1.12% to settle at 832.90 and NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which was down 0.90% to 159.85 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 813 to 672 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 916 rose and 713 declined, while 62 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.64% to 14.5875.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.50% or 6.75 to $1337.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.63% or 0.68 to hit $42.48 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.47% or 0.65 to trade at $44.92 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.04% to 66.812, while EUR/INR fell 0.07% to 74.0850.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.05% at 96.24.

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