India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 1.63%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 1.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Auto , Metals and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty added 1.63%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ), which rose 16.95% or 24.60 points to trade at 169.70 at the close. Vedanta Ltd (NSE: VDAN ) added 5.67% or 12.35 points to end at 230.30 and State Bank Of India (NSE: SBI ) was up 5.38% or 14.10 points to 276.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NSE: HLL ), which fell 3.41% or 30.50 points to trade at 864.70 in late trade. DLF LIMITED (NSE: DLF ) declined 2.03% or 2.70 points to end at 130.25 and ITC Ltd (NSE: ITC ) down 0.47% or 1.55 points to 326.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which rose 5.44% to 276.05, Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which was up 5.34% to settle at 229.85 and Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which gained 3.59% to close at 2384.20.

The worst performers were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which was down 3.34% to 864.70 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which lost 0.53% to settle at 326.30 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (BO: BRTI ) which was down 0.41% to 396.30 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 1013 to 417 and 14 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 502 rose and 186 declined, while 3 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 2.54% to 18.6250.

Gold for June delivery was down 0.28% or 3.30 to $1185.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.45% or 0.27 to hit $59.12 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.56% or 0.37 to trade at $65.79 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.33% to 63.920, while EUR/INR fell 0.07% to 71.3620.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.24% at 95.14.

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