India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.42%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.42% – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Durables , Auto and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty gained 0.42%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NSE: INBK ), which rose 3.40% or 27.00 points to trade at 821.55 at the close. Tata Power Co. Ltd (NSE: TTPW ) added 2.85% or 2.05 points to end at 74.10 and Bajaj Auto Limited (NSE: BAJA ) was up 2.52% or 58.75 points to 2391.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Idea Cellular Ltd (NSE: IDEA ), which fell 4.04% or 7.10 points to trade at 168.45 in late trade. Cairn India Limited (NSE: CAIL ) declined 3.09% or 5.80 points to end at 181.90 and Vedanta Ltd (NSE: VDAN ) down 1.57% or 2.85 points to 178.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Power Co. Ltd (BO: TTPW ) which rose 2.57% to 73.95, Bajaj Auto Limited (BO: BAJA ) which was up 2.44% to settle at 2391.35 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 2.04% to close at 838.70.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 1.46% to 178.60 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corp. (BO: HDFC ) which lost 1.35% to settle at 1198.25 and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BO: REDY ) which was down 1.03% to 3286.00 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 740 to 682 and 7 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 371 rose and 363 declined, while 2 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 2.04% to 17.1675.

Gold for August delivery was down 0.24% or 2.80 to $1183.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.56% or 0.34 to hit $60.34 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $63.97 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.27% to 64.251, while EUR/INR rose 0.09% to 72.3740.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 95.21.

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