India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.69%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.69%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate , Public Sector Undertakings and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.69%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ), which rose 3.67% or 7.40 points to trade at 208.95 at the close. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS: IOC ) added 2.84% or 3.10 points to end at 112.15 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ) was up 2.70% or 3.70 points to 140.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ), which lost 1.86% or 85.00 points to trade at 4478.50 in late trade. JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) declined 1.63% or 10.75 points to end at 650.25 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) shed 0.88% or 6.00 points to 678.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which rose 3.40% to 208.40, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was up 2.48% to settle at 217.30 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which gained 2.12% to close at 6917.50.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 0.93% to 678.50 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which lost 0.80% to settle at 790.70 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 0.57% to 7384.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1144 to 628 and 46 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2121 rose and 1097 declined, while 132 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.55% to 15.8250.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.24% or 4.35 to $1806.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.05% or 0.04 to hit $72.72 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $75.31 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.26% to 75.241, while EUR/INR fell 0.25% to 85.2105.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.065.

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