India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.48%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.48% – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Capital Goods , Banking and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.48% to hit a new 52-week high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ), which rose 3.52% or 136.85 points to trade at 4028.70 at the close. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) added 2.64% or 20.75 points to end at 806.90 and Larsen & Toubro Limited (NS: LART ) was up 2.53% or 37.30 points to 1512.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bosch Ltd (NS: BOSH ), which lost 2.29% or 566.45 points to trade at 24167.80 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 2.23% or 5.40 points to end at 236.30 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) shed 2.15% or 3.50 points to 159.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Larsen & Toubro Limited (BO: LART ) which rose 2.71% to 1513.85, Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which was up 2.13% to settle at 3547.50 and HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which gained 1.83% to close at 1290.75.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 2.75% to 170.05 in late trade, TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which lost 1.95% to settle at 370.45 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was down 1.92% to 237.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 796 to 673 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 836 fell and 753 advanced, while 89 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.71% to 13.2425.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.55 to $1317.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.60% or 0.28 to hit $46.07 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.40 to trade at $48.33 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.35% to 66.910, while EUR/INR fell 0.30% to 74.5980.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.01% at 96.04.

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