India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.39%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.39%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Metals , Real Estate and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.39% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ), which rose 4.40% or 51.40 points to trade at 1218.65 at the close. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) added 2.56% or 17.25 points to end at 690.40 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) was up 2.34% or 283.35 points to 12374.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which lost 2.02% or 35.55 points to trade at 1727.25 in late trade. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) declined 1.32% or 1.60 points to end at 119.90 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) shed 0.87% or 65.55 points to 7449.40.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which rose 4.38% to 1217.80, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was up 2.28% to settle at 12369.75 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which gained 1.42% to close at 1044.60.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 2.06% to 1727.05 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which lost 0.81% to settle at 7451.35 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.74% to 2110.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 927 to 766 and 43 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1695 rose and 1364 declined, while 135 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.51% to 12.2125.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.77% or 13.90 to $1808.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.88% or 1.38 to hit $74.75 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.72% or 1.28 to trade at $75.81 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.06% to 74.627, while EUR/INR rose 0.04% to 88.2095.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 92.545.

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