India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.75%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.75%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Public Sector Undertakings , Power and Auto sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.75%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ), which rose 6.83% or 550.30 points to trade at 8602.60 at the close. AXIS Bank Ltd (NS: AXBK ) added 6.76% or 47.60 points to end at 752.20 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) was up 4.15% or 20.50 points to 514.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ), which lost 1.75% or 10.05 points to trade at 562.70 in late trade. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) declined 1.13% or 178.20 points to end at 15528.95 and Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ) shed 1.10% or 26.55 points to 2376.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which rose 6.88% to 8600.60, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was up 6.76% to settle at 751.95 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 4.20% to close at 514.85.

The worst performers were Wipro Ltd (BO: WIPR ) which was down 1.75% to 562.85 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which lost 1.16% to settle at 15526.35 and Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which was down 0.98% to 2379.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1189 to 625 and 18 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1923 rose and 1324 declined, while 88 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 6.43% to 21.3575.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.24% or 4.45 to $1837.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.02% or 0.85 to hit $84.16 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 0.92 to trade at $86.35 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.31% to 74.798, while EUR/INR fell 0.10% to 84.4020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.160.

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