India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.59%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.59% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Real Estate and Metals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.59%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bosch Ltd (NS: BOSH ), which rose 3.32% or 687.45 points to trade at 21363.60 at the close. ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) added 3.15% or 10.05 points to end at 329.40 and Yes Bank Ltd. (NS: YESB ) was up 3.13% or 29.75 points to 980.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bank Of Baroda (NS: BOB ), which lost 8.25% or 12.80 points to trade at 142.30 in late trade. State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) declined 4.35% or 8.05 points to end at 176.80 and Punjab National Bank (NS: PNBK ) shed 3.41% or 2.65 points to 74.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BO: REDY ) which rose 3.16% to 3004.25, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was up 3.13% to settle at 329.30 and HDFC Bank Ltd. (BO: HDBK ) which gained 2.01% to close at 1163.05.

The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 4.22% to 177.20 in late trade, Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which lost 1.47% to settle at 523.45 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which was down 1.13% to 224.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 724 to 696 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 775 rose and 774 declined, while 72 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.21% to 17.0325.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 0.82% or 10.45 to $1283.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.88% or 0.87 to hit $47.08 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.99% or 0.95 to trade at $48.78 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.27% to 66.826, while EUR/INR rose 0.07% to 75.6360.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.01% at 94.59.

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