India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.55%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.55%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Durables , Healthcare and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty gained 0.55%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Cipla Ltd. (NSE: CIPL ), which rose 3.82% or 22.55 points to trade at 612.90 at the close. TATA STEEL LIMITED (NSE: TISC ) added 3.60% or 10.60 points to end at 305.05 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NSE: HLL ) was up 3.25% or 27.10 points to 862.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vedanta Ltd (NSE: VDAN ), which fell 3.28% or 5.85 points to trade at 172.65 in late trade. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NSE: BHEL ) declined 1.95% or 4.80 points to end at 240.80 and Tata Power Co. Ltd (NSE: TTPW ) down 1.82% or 1.35 points to 72.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which rose 3.85% to 612.95, TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO: TISC ) which was up 3.62% to settle at 305.10 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 3.15% to close at 860.80.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was down 3.14% to 173.00 in late trade, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which lost 1.91% to settle at 241.20 and Tata Power Co. Ltd (BO: TTPW ) which was down 1.49% to 72.85 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 1007 to 426 and 7 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 500 rose and 231 declined, while 3 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

Shares in Vedanta Ltd (NSE: VDAN ) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.28% or 5.85 to 172.65. Shares in Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.14% or 5.60 to 173.00.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 2.56% to 16.7275.

Gold for August delivery was down 0.23% or 2.70 to $1178.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.90% or 1.15 to hit $61.60 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.29% or 1.46 to trade at $65.16 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 64.145, while EUR/INR rose 0.16% to 72.3010.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.15% at 95.07.

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