India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.08%

© Reuters. India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.08% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the gained 0.08% to hit a new all time high, while the index climbed 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:), which rose 1.47% or 32.60 points to trade at 2245.75 at the close. Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (NS:) added 1.46% or 63.50 points to end at 4398.00 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) was up 1.45% or 5.10 points to 355.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:), which lost 9.26% or 77.75 points to trade at 762.00 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS:) declined 2.12% or 3.45 points to end at 159.20 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:) shed 1.51% or 27.05 points to 1767.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which rose 1.46% to 2245.30, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.23% to settle at 6194.20 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.05% to close at 124.85.

The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.51% to 1768.25 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.76% to settle at 2539.20 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which was down 0.59% to 677.25 at the close.

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Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 952 to 783 and 35 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1596 fell and 1583 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 4.34% to 14.7150.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.23% or 23.20 to $1856.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.68% or 0.48 to hit $71.39 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.76% or 0.55 to trade at $73.24 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.02% to 73.226, while EUR/INR rose 0.05% to 88.7540.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.430.

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