India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.34%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.34%

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

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.34%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which rose 2.78% or 26.05 points to trade at 963.00 at the close. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS: TCS ) added 2.54% or 101.70 points to end at 4,102.75 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) was up 1.81% or 5.20 points to 293.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ), which lost 1.69% or 76.00 points to trade at 4,420.10 in late trade. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) declined 1.33% or 88.25 points to end at 6,555.00 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) shed 1.26% or 9.55 points to 749.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which rose 2.56% to 4,102.80, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was up 1.78% to settle at 1,492.90 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which gained 1.65% to close at 292.50.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was down 1.29% to 6,555.15 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which lost 1.23% to settle at 749.70 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was down 0.77% to 1,601.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1408 to 751 and 32 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2221 fell and 1478 advanced, while 91 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.82% to 15.73.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.31% or 6.25 to $2,045.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.05% or 0.04 to hit $77.54 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.11 to trade at $81.56 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.02% to 82.89, while EUR/INR fell 0.09% to 89.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 103.71.

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