India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.38%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.38%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Metals , Real Estate and Consumer Durables sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.38% to hit a new 3-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ), which rose 3.55% or 7.85 points to trade at 229.45 at the close. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS: SUN ) added 3.41% or 14.60 points to end at 440.60 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) was up 2.76% or 37.00 points to 1381.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which lost 7.84% or 47.55 points to trade at 577.70 in late trade. GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ) declined 3.55% or 4.85 points to end at 132.10 and Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ) shed 3.57% or 2.45 points to 66.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 3.02% to 440.45, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was up 2.88% to settle at 1380.90 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which gained 1.86% to close at 1458.80.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO: YESB ) which was down 3.27% to 66.50 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which lost 1.93% to settle at 2137.80 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which was down 1.80% to 78.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 811 to 737 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1274 rose and 1143 declined, while 173 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.60% to 15.2075 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.54% or 8.05 to $1485.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.10% or 0.62 to hit $56.97 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.09% or 0.67 to trade at $62.41 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.04% to 70.972, while EUR/INR rose 0.14% to 78.6695.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 97.700.

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