India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.02%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power , Real Estate and Metals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Banking , IT and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.02%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA (NS: PGRD ), which rose 4.37% or 8.85 points to trade at 211.20 at the close. Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) added 2.91% or 9.80 points to end at 346.70 and Tata Power Co. Ltd (NS: TTPW ) was up 2.87% or 2.40 points to 85.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ), which lost 3.65% or 24.25 points to trade at 640.05 in late trade. State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) declined 2.15% or 6.25 points to end at 284.05 and Tech Mahindra Limited (NS: TEML ) shed 1.10% or 4.60 points to 414.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA (BO: PGRD ) which rose 4.35% to 211.15, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (BO: APSE ) which was up 1.88% to settle at 325.70 and NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which gained 1.86% to close at 164.70.

The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 2.05% to 284.20 in late trade, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BO: REDY ) which lost 0.73% to settle at 2611.30 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which was down 0.72% to 280.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 882 to 677 and 5 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1556 rose and 1193 declined, while 167 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.29% to 12.2150.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.74% or 9.60 to $1284.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.29% or 0.15 to hit $52.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.40% or 0.22 to trade at $55.11 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 64.590, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 69.2915.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 99.52.

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