India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.41%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Auto , Capital Goods and Metals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.41%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ), which rose 4.76% or 24.10 points to trade at 530.10 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd . (NS: TAMO ) added 4.28% or 21.55 points to end at 525.30 and Hero MotoCorp Limited (NS: HROM ) was up 3.24% or 107.15 points to 3412.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ), which lost 3.04% or 23.65 points to trade at 755.10 in late trade. Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) declined 2.54% or 8.800 points to end at 338.050 and Wipro Ltd . (NS: WIPR ) shed 2.29% or 11.20 points to 478.80.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd. (BO: TAMO ) which rose 4.18% to 524.70, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was up 2.85% to settle at 1057.00 and Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which gained 2.81% to close at 3410.00.

The worst performers were Wipro Ltd. (BO: WIPR ) which was down 2.33% to 478.55 in late trade, HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which lost 1.55% to settle at 1238.35 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 1.09% to 2501.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 819 to 642 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 920 fell and 683 advanced, while 70 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.98% to 13.1650 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.30% or 3.95 to $1321.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.45% or 0.69 to hit $46.95 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.58% or 0.79 to trade at $49.36 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.08% to 67.191, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 75.1420.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 95.62.

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