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% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Real Estate , IT and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.31% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ), which rose 4.79% or 31.35 points to trade at 686.45 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) added 2.16% or 25.40 points to end at 1200.15 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) was up 1.75% or 29.75 points to 1730.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ), which lost 1.33% or 1.50 points to trade at 111.60 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 1.18% or 1.45 points to end at 121.65 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) shed 1.18% or 11.80 points to 991.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which rose 2.17% to 1199.70, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was up 1.75% to settle at 1730.00 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which gained 1.52% to close at 2424.55.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 1.13% to 992.10 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which lost 0.86% to settle at 1776.70 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 0.71% to 174.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 883 to 825 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1590 rose and 1556 declined, while 164 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.87% to 15.1050 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.46% or 8.45 to $1825.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.69% or 0.48 to hit $68.81 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.67% or 0.49 to trade at $72.12 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.15% to 73.091, while EUR/INR fell 0.03% to 86.6895.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 92.287.

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