India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.55%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Auto and Green Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.55% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Titan Company Ltd (NS: TITN ), which rose 3.88% or 68.65 points to trade at 1840.20 at the close. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS: HDFC ) added 3.76% or 92.60 points to end at 2554.65 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) was up 3.45% or 34.05 points to 1022.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 0.86% or 6.40 points to trade at 740.30 in late trade. Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS: BAJA ) declined 0.35% or 13.35 points to end at 3828.20 and Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) shed 0.31% or 90.75 points to 29203.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO: TITN ) which rose 3.89% to 1839.15, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO: HDFC ) which was up 3.72% to settle at 2553.95 and Nestle India Ltd (BO: NEST ) which gained 3.44% to close at 18318.00.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO: BAJA ) which was down 0.33% to 3828.00 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 0.20% to settle at 1407.10 and NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which was down 0.17% to 117.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 868 to 831 and 37 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1637 rose and 1469 declined, while 111 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 7.36% to 13.7475 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 9.15 to $1813.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.49% or 0.35 to hit $71.61 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.37 to trade at $73.26 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.13% to 74.254, while EUR/INR rose 0.05% to 88.2840.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 91.930.

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