India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.28%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.28%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , IT and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 1.28%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS: TEML ), which rose 4.14% or 63.05 points to trade at 1585.00 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) added 3.22% or 14.60 points to end at 468.55 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ) was up 2.88% or 83.80 points to 2992.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ), which lost 3.06% or 114.90 points to trade at 3635.05 in late trade. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) declined 0.95% or 12.35 points to end at 1287.25 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) shed 0.59% or 15.90 points to 2685.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO: TEML ) which rose 4.06% to 1585.05, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was up 2.99% to settle at 2995.00 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which gained 2.74% to close at 1780.00.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 3.04% to 3637.30 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 0.93% to settle at 1286.90 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 0.36% to 736.20 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 943 to 788 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1625 fell and 1589 advanced, while 147 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 6.94% to 15.2175 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.76% or 14.25 to $1849.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.61% or 1.31 to hit $80.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.30% or 1.08 to trade at $81.79 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 74.464, while EUR/INR rose 0.18% to 85.2240.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 95.172.

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