India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.37%

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India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.37%
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Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Auto , Metals and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.37% to hit a new 3-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 1.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS: TAMO ), which rose 16.55% or 24.45 points to trade at 172.45 at the close. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) added 6.44% or 23.50 points to end at 390.20 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ) was up 6.68% or 14.65 points to 234.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ), which lost 9.02% or 19.15 points to trade at 193.15 in late trade. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) declined 3.30% or 12.30 points to end at 359.90 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS: ULTC ) shed 1.55% or 64.90 points to 4117.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO: TAMdv ) which rose 18.45% to 79.30, Tata Motors Ltd (BO: TAMO ) which was up 16.63% to settle at 172.55 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which gained 7.09% to close at 391.00.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 3.41% to 359.95 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which lost 1.14% to settle at 1575.05 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 0.64% to 201.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 929 to 646 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1369 rose and 990 declined, while 188 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 5.36% to 16.4200.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 7.25 to $1488.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.29% or 0.72 to hit $55.09 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.67% or 1.03 to trade at $60.54 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 70.905, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 78.5695.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 97.657.

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