India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.43%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , IT and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.43%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ), which rose 3.10% or 695.20 points to trade at 23135.25 at the close. Grasim Industries Ltd. (NS: GRAS ) added 2.65% or 125.30 points to end at 4853.35 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (NS: AXBK ) was up 2.28% or 13.45 points to 602.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yes Bank Ltd. (NS: YESB ), which lost 4.26% or 52.00 points to trade at 1169.80 in late trade. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ) declined 2.43% or 3.65 points to end at 146.65 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) shed 2.15% or 11.40 points to 519.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 2.25% to 5565.95, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was up 2.11% to settle at 601.15 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which gained 2.08% to close at 260.40.

The worst performers were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which was down 2.40% to 146.70 in late trade, TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which lost 2.14% to settle at 359.05 and Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 2.05% to 162.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 793 to 680 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1399 fell and 1294 advanced, while 188 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.66% to 14.5800.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.22% or 2.85 to $1315.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.62% or 0.71 to hit $43.20 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.70% or 0.79 to trade at $45.80 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 67.016, while EUR/INR rose 0.00% to 75.2180.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.20% at 95.47.

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