India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate , Technology and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.17% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ), which rose 3.85% or 127.95 points to trade at 3448.60 at the close. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ) added 2.77% or 21.00 points to end at 779.45 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) was up 2.59% or 73.95 points to 2931.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which lost 3.53% or 46.60 points to trade at 1272.10 in late trade. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) declined 2.67% or 18.10 points to end at 659.15 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) shed 2.01% or 9.05 points to 440.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which rose 3.72% to 3443.60, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 2.74% to settle at 779.20 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which gained 2.24% to close at 1357.65.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was down 3.60% to 1271.90 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which lost 2.00% to settle at 440.80 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 1.74% to 798.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1101 to 607 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1877 fell and 1220 advanced, while 137 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.93% to 16.9225.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 5.85 to $1755.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $73.30 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.13 to trade at $77.38 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 73.777, while EUR/INR fell 0.07% to 86.5485.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.172.

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