India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.18%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.18%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking , Carbon and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.18% to hit a new 6-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ), which rose 3.58% or 70.00 points to trade at 2025.00 at the close. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) added 3.48% or 210.85 points to end at 6266.00 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) was up 3.09% or 22.10 points to 736.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ), which lost 2.72% or 192.80 points to trade at 6900.00 in late trade. GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) declined 1.89% or 1.65 points to end at 85.80 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) shed 1.54% or 7.05 points to 450.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which rose 3.78% to 2029.00, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO: BJFS ) which was up 3.54% to settle at 6270.00 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which gained 3.43% to close at 738.70.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was down 2.73% to 6900.00 in late trade, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which lost 1.67% to settle at 449.75 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO: ASPN ) which was down 1.49% to 2205.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 938 to 639 and 121 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1446 rose and 1095 declined, while 184 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.23% to 20.4975.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 4.95 to $1951.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.02% or 1.17 to hit $37.62 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.57% or 1.05 to trade at $39.88 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.33% to 74.153, while EUR/INR rose 0.64% to 87.9710.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.360.

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