India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.20%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate , Banking and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.20%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ), which rose 3.16% or 20.70 points to trade at 676.65 at the close. ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) added 2.61% or 5.40 points to end at 212.40 and Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ) was up 2.56% or 14.95 points to 599.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which lost 2.31% or 7.00 points to trade at 295.55 in late trade. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) declined 2.06% or 32.55 points to end at 1549.50 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS: LART ) shed 1.85% or 30.40 points to 1611.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which rose 3.18% to 676.65, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was up 2.56% to settle at 212.35 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 1.69% to close at 429.15.

The worst performers were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which was down 1.80% to 1612.00 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 0.82% to settle at 2359.25 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.74% to 2105.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 999 to 711 and 32 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1616 fell and 1478 advanced, while 108 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.03% to 11.7625.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.34% or 6.15 to $1799.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.14% or 0.10 to hit $71.81 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.15 to trade at $73.64 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.05% to 74.413, while EUR/INR fell 0.04% to 87.5955.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.918.

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