India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 1.34%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 1.34%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking , Capital Goods and Auto sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty gained 1.34%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were AXIS Bank Ltd. (NSE: AXBK ), which rose 4.91% or 26.15 points to trade at 558.50 at the close. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (NSE: JNSP ) added 3.54% or 4.60 points to end at 134.70 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (NSE: ICBK ) was up 3.07% or 9.45 points to 317.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lupin Ltd (NSE: LUPN ), which fell 3.36% or 58.75 points to trade at 1689.50 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NSE: HALC ) declined 2.98% or 4.10 points to end at 133.50 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NSE: BRTI ) down 2.30% or 9.00 points to 382.55.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which rose 4.95% to 559.10, Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which was up 3.08% to settle at 378.05 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which gained 2.88% to close at 317.45.

The worst performers were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (BO: HALC ) which was down 2.91% to 133.50 in late trade, NTPC Limited (BO: NTPC ) which lost 2.47% to settle at 138.00 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (BO: BRTI ) which was down 2.30% to 382.50 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 943 to 484 and 7 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 456 rose and 236 declined, while 1 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was up 0.68% to 20.6850 a new 1-month high.

Gold for June delivery was up 0.08% or 1.00 to $1193.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.96% or 0.58 to hit $61.34 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.40 to trade at $67.78 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.44% to 63.986, while EUR/INR fell 0.16% to 71.8170.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.14% at 94.57.

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