India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.29%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.29%

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

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.29% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ), which rose 4.31% or 55.55 points to trade at 1343.65 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) added 3.55% or 26.25 points to end at 765.10 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ) was up 1.93% or 51.30 points to 2710.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 3.93% or 26.40 points to trade at 645.70 in late trade. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) declined 3.32% or 38.80 points to end at 1130.25 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) shed 1.61% or 6.40 points to 391.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which rose 4.30% to 1344.00, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was up 1.90% to settle at 2710.65 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which gained 1.58% to close at 1744.00.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was down 3.32% to 1130.15 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which lost 0.89% to settle at 7659.80 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 0.65% to 221.85 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 964 to 851 and 17 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1854 rose and 1478 declined, while 61 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.45% to 17.7575.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.31% or 5.65 to $1804.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.44% or 1.13 to hit $79.36 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.37% or 1.11 to trade at $81.98 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.10% to 73.950, while EUR/INR fell 0.01% to 83.8115.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 95.900.

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