India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.13%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.13%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Auto , Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 1.13%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Britannia Industries Ltd (NS: BRIT ), which rose 4.76% or 174.20 points to trade at 3,830.80 at the close. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS: BJFN ) added 4.52% or 255.60 points to end at 5,916.70 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) was up 4.37% or 503.80 points to 12,028.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS: ONGC ), which lost 5.06% or 6.45 points to trade at 120.95 in late trade. HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS: HDFL ) declined 1.31% or 7.40 points to end at 557.45 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) shed 1.25% or 4.30 points to 340.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which rose 4.54% to 12,042.55, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO: BJFN ) which was up 4.51% to settle at 5,917.60 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 4.01% to close at 2,497.80.

The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 1.63% to 210.60 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which lost 1.03% to settle at 139.30 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which was down 0.87% to 2,411.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1051 to 757 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1733 rose and 1449 declined, while 135 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.50% to 20.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.21% or 3.65 to $1,760.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.41% or 0.41 to hit $99.91 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 1.11 to trade at $103.88 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.11% to 79.28, while EUR/INR fell 0.59% to 80.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 106.69.

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