India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.95%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.95%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals , Oil & Gas and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.95% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which rose 4.58% or 7.00 points to trade at 159.95 at the close. Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ) added 3.13% or 65.50 points to end at 2160.30 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ) was up 3.06% or 19.70 points to 662.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ), which lost 4.48% or 37.90 points to trade at 807.95 in late trade. Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ) declined 0.85% or 6.60 points to end at 769.55 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) shed 0.80% or 11.30 points to 1393.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which rose 3.13% to 2160.45, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which was up 2.95% to settle at 662.20 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which gained 2.16% to close at 534.95.

The worst performers were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was down 4.53% to 807.90 in late trade, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO: LART ) which lost 0.79% to settle at 1465.55 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 0.79% to 1393.65 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 930 to 799 and 45 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1639 rose and 1449 declined, while 175 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.97% to 16.8850 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.07% or 1.35 to $1906.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.03% or 0.68 to hit $67.00 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.03% or 0.71 to trade at $69.43 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.18% to 72.532, while EUR/INR rose 0.22% to 88.4100.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.055.

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