India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Auto , Power and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.17%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which rose 4.51% or 23.80 points to trade at 549.05 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) added 2.55% or 1.95 points to end at 79.45 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ) was up 2.95% or 6.05 points to 211.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS: TCS ), which lost 1.92% or 42.40 points to trade at 2165.10 in late trade. Vedanta Ltd (NS: VDAN ) declined 1.67% or 2.45 points to end at 144.40 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS: HCLT ) shed 1.33% or 14.35 points to 1062.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO: YESB ) which rose 3.79% to 79.45, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was up 2.85% to settle at 211.25 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which gained 2.74% to close at 5975.15.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 1.87% to 2163.50 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which lost 1.57% to settle at 56.40 and Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 1.54% to 144.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 840 to 716 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1261 fell and 1140 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.77% to 16.6475.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.55% or 8.35 to $1522.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.80% or 0.98 to hit $55.45 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 1.04 to trade at $59.27 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 1.00% to 71.075, while EUR/INR fell 1.22% to 78.7550.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 98.127.

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