India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.16%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.16%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT , Technology and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.16%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ), which rose 2.65% or 181.60 points to trade at 7028.85 at the close. Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) added 2.16% or 37.40 points to end at 1771.60 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) was up 1.76% or 6.75 points to 391.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ), which lost 1.71% or 7.85 points to trade at 450.50 in late trade. Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ) declined 1.64% or 14.70 points to end at 881.00 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ) shed 1.48% or 11.10 points to 741.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which rose 2.61% to 7028.60, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 2.19% to settle at 1771.40 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which gained 1.47% to close at 2357.20.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 1.51% to 7452.65 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which lost 1.50% to settle at 741.30 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 1.44% to 3250.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1170 to 621 and 28 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1811 fell and 1446 advanced, while 98 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 7.68% to 15.8950.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.29% or 22.75 to $1787.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.16% or 0.82 to hit $71.69 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.04% or 0.77 to trade at $74.65 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.30% to 76.113, while EUR/INR fell 0.10% to 86.0640.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 96.190.

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