India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.87%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 0.87%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Auto and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty gained 0.87%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were ICICI Bank Ltd. (NSE: ICBK ), which rose 8.12% or 24.55 points to trade at 326.85 at the close. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NSE: MRTI ) added 4.77% or 174.20 points to end at 3822.60 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NSE: BPCL ) was up 4.49% or 32.85 points to 765.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ITC Ltd (NSE: ITC ), which fell 2.12% or 7.30 points to trade at 337.55 in late trade. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (NSE: JNSP ) declined 1.71% or 2.50 points to end at 143.30 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NSE: HCLT ) down 1.44% or 12.70 points to 870.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which rose 8.02% to 326.65, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was up 4.93% to settle at 3826.65 and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which gained 2.76% to close at 233.05.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 1.92% to 337.50 in late trade, Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which lost 1.32% to settle at 372.70 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 1.24% to 1961.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 946 to 480 and 10 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 466 rose and 217 declined, while 2 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

Shares in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NSE: MRTI ) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.77% or 174.20 to 3822.60. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (NSE: HCLT ) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.44% or 12.70 to 870.50. Shares in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) rose to all time highs; rising 4.93% or 179.95 to 3826.65.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 7.07% to 17.4100.

Gold for June delivery was down 0.25% or 3.00 to $1200.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.34% or 0.20 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.09 to trade at $64.75 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.17% to 63.120, while EUR/INR rose 0.05% to 69.0050.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.27% at 96.64.

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