India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%

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India shares mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were mixed at the close on Monday, as gains in the Real Estate , Banking and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , IT and Power sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.02%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ), which rose 2.81% or 194.20 points to trade at 7093.75 at the close. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS: GRAS ) added 2.34% or 35.05 points to end at 1535.20 and Shree Cements Ltd. (NS: SHCM ) was up 1.89% or 519.30 points to 28022.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS: APSE ), which lost 1.43% or 10.45 points to trade at 718.05 in late trade. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) declined 1.29% or 5.90 points to end at 451.00 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) shed 1.24% or 6.65 points to 529.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which rose 2.84% to 7093.50, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which was up 1.20% to settle at 646.30 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which gained 0.92% to close at 427.50.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 1.18% to 529.65 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which lost 1.00% to settle at 1226.85 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO: HDBK ) which was down 0.97% to 1487.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1047 to 694 and 36 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1975 rose and 1195 declined, while 151 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.39% to 12.9925.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.51% or 9.25 to $1801.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.54% or 1.15 to hit $73.41 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.47% or 1.11 to trade at $74.44 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 74.655, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 88.4735.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 92.328.

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