India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.46%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Durables , Technology and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty added 0.46%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Lupin Ltd (NSE: LUPN ), which rose 3.20% or 52.30 points to trade at 1684.25 at the close. State Bank Of India (NSE: SBI ) added 2.31% or 6.50 points to end at 287.45 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NSE: INBK ) was up 2.04% or 16.70 points to 833.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ), which fell 2.67% or 4.40 points to trade at 160.15 in late trade. NTPC Limited (NSE: NTPC ) declined 2.12% or 2.95 points to end at 136.10 and Punjab National Bank (NSE: PNBK ) down 2.12% or 3.20 points to 147.40.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which rose 2.39% to 287.35, Housing Development Finance Corp. (BO: HDFC ) which was up 2.13% to settle at 1234.00 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (BO: BRTI ) which gained 1.80% to close at 392.45.

The worst performers were NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which was down 2.05% to 136.15 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which lost 2.01% to settle at 210.00 and Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which was down 0.91% to 366.15 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 784 to 638 and 8 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 366 rose and 319 declined on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 4.28% to 19.8150.

Gold for June delivery was down 0.94% or 11.50 to $1213.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.58% or 0.35 to hit $59.53 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $66.64 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 63.526, while EUR/INR fell 0.24% to 72.1490.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.50% at 93.87.

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