India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.97%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.97%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Auto and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.97% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ), which rose 7.97% or 27.50 points to trade at 372.75 at the close. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) added 4.65% or 44.30 points to end at 996.35 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ) was up 4.15% or 20.55 points to 516.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Power Co. Ltd (NS: TTPW ), which lost 1.87% or 1.55 points to trade at 81.55 in late trade. Wipro Ltd . (NS: WIPR ) declined 1.82% or 9.25 points to end at 499.65 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) shed 1.47% or 65.35 points to 4367.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 7.87% to 372.70, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was up 4.60% to settle at 995.90 and Housing Development Finance Corp. (BO: HDFC ) which gained 3.25% to close at 1572.80.

The worst performers were Wipro Ltd. (BO: WIPR ) which was down 1.64% to 500.35 in late trade, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which lost 1.14% to settle at 1151.90 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which was down 0.91% to 298.55 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 957 to 608 and 9 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1578 rose and 1187 declined, while 162 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.48% to 10.9475.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.74% or 8.97 to $1225.07 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.11% or 0.51 to hit $46.39 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.99% or 0.48 to trade at $49.21 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.11% to 64.605, while EUR/INR fell 0.16% to 70.2261.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 99.45.

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