India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.01%

© Reuters. India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.01% – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 1.01% to hit a new 3-month high, while the index climbed 1.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:), which rose 6.58% or 10.20 points to trade at 165.20 at the close. State Bank Of India (NS:) added 4.14% or 7.95 points to end at 199.85 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) was up 3.81% or 122.15 points to 3330.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which lost 1.94% or 4.25 points to trade at 215.10 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS:) declined 1.54% or 2.05 points to end at 130.80 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:) shed 1.20% or 7.00 points to 576.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.93% to 3329.60, State Bank Of India (BO:) which was up 3.72% to settle at 199.10 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which gained 3.05% to close at 344.40.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.29% to 80.50 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.27% to settle at 576.45 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which was down 0.60% to 2204.35 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 879 to 735 and 55 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1335 rose and 1209 declined, while 143 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

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The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.55% to 24.9125 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.06% or 1.15 to $1819.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.32% or 0.13 to hit $40.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.07 to trade at $43.36 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 75.029, while EUR/INR rose 0.09% to 84.9785.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.442.

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