India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%

Investing.com – India equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Durables , Real Estate and Metals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Banking and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.01%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NS: BHEL ), which rose 3.09% or 4.70 points to trade at 156.80 at the close. Bharti Infratel Limited (NS: BHRI ) added 2.89% or 8.700 points to end at 310.000 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) was up 2.83% or 26.90 points to 977.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: REDY ), which lost 1.67% or 51.10 points to trade at 3014.00 in late trade. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ) declined 1.16% or 7.80 points to end at 661.80 and Hero MotoCorp Limited (NS: HROM ) shed 1.10% or 35.85 points to 3223.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which rose 1.95% to 321.75, Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which was up 1.71% to settle at 484.50 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which gained 1.57% to close at 1278.45.

The worst performers were Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BO: REDY ) which was down 1.40% to 3021.20 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 1.08% to settle at 662.30 and Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which was down 1.07% to 3223.80 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 799 to 704 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1479 rose and 1311 declined, while 155 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.17% to 13.3500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.16% or 1.95 to $1238.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.90% or 0.47 to hit $51.70 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.65% or 0.36 to trade at $54.69 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.09% to 67.290, while EUR/INR fell 0.41% to 71.6364.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 100.59.

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