India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14%

© Reuters. India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.14% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:), which rose 4.04% or 40.30 points to trade at 1036.60 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:) added 2.50% or 30.25 points to end at 1238.65 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:) was up 2.22% or 61.90 points to 2851.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:), which lost 1.11% or 31.75 points to trade at 2818.05 in late trade. UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:) declined 1.11% or 88.00 points to end at 7856.45 and Nestle India Ltd (NS:) shed 1.08% or 221.80 points to 20230.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which rose 4.07% to 1036.50, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.54% to settle at 1238.30 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which gained 1.67% to close at 1867.50.

The worst performers were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.07% to 2817.30 in late trade, Nestle India Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.97% to settle at 20237.00 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.87% to 7865.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1041 to 663 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1826 rose and 1256 declined, while 139 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

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The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.21% to 13.5750.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.38% or 6.85 to $1787.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.62% or 0.44 to hit $70.89 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.71% or 0.52 to trade at $74.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.20% to 73.705, while EUR/INR rose 0.18% to 87.0125.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 92.612.

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