India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.39%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.39% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Auto , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty rose 0.39%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ), which rose 3.85% or 6.95 points to trade at 187.70 at the close. Idea Cellular Ltd (NSE: IDEA ) added 2.99% or 5.10 points to end at 175.55 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NSE: SUN ) was up 2.97% or 24.15 points to 837.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA (NSE: PGRD ), which fell 2.89% or 4.20 points to trade at 141.20 in late trade. Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ) declined 2.69% or 3.95 points to end at 143.00 and ACC Ltd (NSE: ACC ) down 2.28% or 31.90 points to 1370.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO: SUN ) which rose 2.95% to 837.75, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which was up 2.22% to settle at 1222.35 and Bajaj Auto Limited (BO: BAJA ) which gained 2.13% to close at 2334.30.

The worst performers were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (BO: HALC ) which was down 1.97% to 114.40 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which lost 1.49% to settle at 181.25 and State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 1.34% to 250.55 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 798 to 617 and 15 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 410 rose and 325 declined, while 3 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

Shares in Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.69% or 3.95 to 143.00. Shares in Hindalco Industries Ltd. (BO: HALC ) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.97% or 2.30 to 114.40.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was up 0.27% to 17.5250.

Gold for August delivery was down 0.31% or 3.70 to $1175.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.15% or 0.69 to hit $59.70 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.29% or 0.83 to trade at $63.80 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 64.106, while EUR/INR fell 0.48% to 71.9100.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.35% at 95.57.

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