India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.04%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking , Public Sector Undertakings and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.04%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS: ZEE ), which rose 6.16% or 17.70 points to trade at 305.40 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) added 5.73% or 3.95 points to end at 73.00 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ) was up 2.81% or 14.15 points to 517.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nestle India Ltd (NS: NEST ), which lost 2.37% or 343.30 points to trade at 14108.45 in late trade. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) declined 2.12% or 56.05 points to end at 2594.00 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) shed 2.11% or 4.30 points to 200.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO: YESB ) which rose 5.80% to 73.00, Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which was up 2.44% to settle at 79.65 and Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which gained 1.68% to close at 172.00.

The worst performers were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO: HROM ) which was down 2.00% to 2593.15 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which lost 1.90% to settle at 152.55 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 1.42% to 2099.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 782 to 780 and 77 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1232 fell and 1190 advanced, while 167 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.49% to 16.2500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.26% or 3.85 to $1466.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.57% or 0.90 to hit $56.34 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.36% or 0.85 to trade at $61.66 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.17% to 71.475, while EUR/INR rose 0.29% to 78.8580.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 98.100.

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