India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.82%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.82%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Metals , Capital Goods and Public Sector Undertakings sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.82% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which rose 5.10% or 9.40 points to trade at 193.75 at the close. UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) added 4.23% or 172.00 points to end at 4244.80 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) was up 4.29% or 20.05 points to 484.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ), which lost 2.30% or 507.35 points to trade at 21600.85 in late trade. Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) declined 0.90% or 28.35 points to end at 3121.00 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) shed 0.98% or 4.80 points to 487.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which rose 5.28% to 79.75, Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which was up 5.12% to settle at 193.85 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which gained 3.68% to close at 484.95.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 0.72% to 3124.25 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which lost 0.57% to settle at 2157.45 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 0.30% to 734.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1179 to 375 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1654 rose and 753 declined, while 159 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.93% to 11.4900.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.05% or 0.75 to $1522.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.34% or 0.21 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.39 to trade at $66.39 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.20% to 71.362, while EUR/INR rose 0.05% to 79.8795.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 96.350.

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