India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.31%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which rose 12.57% or 93.30 points to trade at 835.55 at the close. Asian Paints Ltd. (NS: ASPN ) added 4.02% or 100.95 points to end at 2611.60 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) was up 3.86% or 19.95 points to 537.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ), which lost 2.31% or 4.95 points to trade at 209.20 in late trade. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) declined 1.34% or 19.40 points to end at 1427.10 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) shed 1.22% or 30.60 points to 2486.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which rose 4.07% to 2612.65, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which was up 1.88% to settle at 620.05 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 1.44% to close at 2407.55.

The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 2.29% to 209.25 in late trade, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which lost 1.12% to settle at 677.85 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 1.09% to 927.10 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1006 to 644 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1604 rose and 1168 declined, while 182 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.77% to 20.8400.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.19% or 3.30 to $1732.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.69% or 0.99 to hit $59.64 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.43% or 0.89 to trade at $63.04 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 73.460, while EUR/INR rose 0.21% to 86.7485.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.740.

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