India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.92%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.92% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Metals , Real Estate and Auto sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.92%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which rose 6.23% or 9.80 points to trade at 167.15 at the close. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) added 3.46% or 15.00 points to end at 449.00 and Bajaj Auto Limited (NS: BAJA ) was up 3.43% or 86.60 points to 2611.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ), which lost 3.37% or 4.35 points to trade at 124.55 in late trade. Larsen & Toubro Limited (NS: LART ) declined 1.51% or 20.35 points to end at 1327.55 and GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) shed 1.49% or 6.25 points to 414.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 2.97% to 4930.50, Bajaj Auto Limited (BO: BAJA ) which was up 2.89% to settle at 2600.60 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 2.54% to close at 820.00.

The worst performers were Larsen & Toubro Limited (BO: LART ) which was down 1.41% to 1329.20 in late trade, Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which lost 1.33% to settle at 414.55 and NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which was down 0.87% to 153.55 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 936 to 537 and 60 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1435 rose and 1082 declined, while 184 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.31% to 18.4650.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.62% or 7.45 to $1217.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.33% or 0.64 to hit $48.88 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.64% or 0.80 to trade at $49.70 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.07% to 68.175, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 72.5010.

The US Dollar Index was unchanged 0.00% at 100.94.

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