India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.40%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.40%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.40% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ), which rose 3.56% or 14.40 points to trade at 418.75 at the close. LTIMindtree Ltd (NS: LTIM ) added 2.85% or 156.35 points to end at 5,644.00 and ITC Ltd (NS: ITC ) was up 2.55% or 11.50 points to 463.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adani Enterprises Ltd (NS: ADEL ), which lost 2.55% or 75.40 points to trade at 2,883.95 in late trade. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ) declined 2.16% or 89.50 points to end at 4,047.00 and Cipla Ltd. (NS: CIPL ) shed 1.57% or 19.25 points to 1,205.20.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Wipro Ltd (BO: WIPR ) which rose 3.60% to 418.85, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was up 2.51% to settle at 463.00 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which gained 2.31% to close at 3,391.60.

The worst performers were NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 1.58% to 281.00 in late trade, Axis Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which lost 1.16% to settle at 1,119.00 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which was down 1.04% to 9,229.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1056 to 1039 and 47 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1830 rose and 1781 declined, while 139 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.10% to 13.74 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.18% or 3.65 to $2,039.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.18% or 0.85 to hit $71.47 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.10% or 0.85 to trade at $76.35 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.02% to 83.33, while EUR/INR fell 0.12% to 89.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 103.96.

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