India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.05%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.05%

Investing.com – India equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Real Estate and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the IT , Technology and Green Energy sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.05%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ), which rose 4.05% or 18.10 points to trade at 466.65 at the close. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS: HPCL ) added 4.32% or 15.85 points to end at 382.95 and Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ) was up 2.65% or 9.00 points to 349.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS: TCS ), which lost 5.44% or 166.05 points to trade at 2886.80 in late trade. Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS: KTKM ) declined 1.62% or 17.80 points to end at 1083.90 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) shed 0.79% or 7.65 points to 957.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which rose 2.23% to 530.80, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was up 2.04% to settle at 522.90 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which gained 1.70% to close at 427.90.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 5.22% to 2892.45 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which lost 1.46% to settle at 1084.55 and Coal India Ltd (BO: COAL ) which was down 1.02% to 294.75 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1114 to 490 and 43 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1682 rose and 935 declined, while 151 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.21% to 14.4625.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.17% or 2.30 to $1318.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $61.59 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.16 to trade at $65.11 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.14% to 64.875, while EUR/INR fell 0.12% to 80.0601.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 90.01.

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