India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 1.67%

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India shares higher at close of trade; S&P CNX Nifty up 1.67% – India equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate , Auto and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the S&P CNX Nifty added 1.67%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Tata Motors Ltd. (NSE: TAMO ), which rose 5.24% or 25.60 points to trade at 513.70 at the close. Cipla Ltd. (NSE: CIPL ) added 4.28% or 26.90 points to end at 654.70 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (NSE: ICBK ) was up 4.07% or 12.40 points to 317.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Punjab National Bank (NSE: PNBK ), which fell 6.57% or 10.25 points to trade at 145.70 in late trade. Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ) declined 5.44% or 8.35 points to end at 145.10 and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (NSE: JNSP ) down 2.45% or 3.35 points to 133.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd. (BO: TAMO ) which rose 5.18% to 513.50, ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which was up 4.09% to settle at 316.95 and Cipla Ltd. (BO: CIPL ) which gained 4.03% to close at 653.70.

The worst performers were Hero MotoCorp Limited (BO: HROM ) which was down 2.23% to 2301.55 in late trade, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which lost 0.96% to settle at 315.65 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO: TCS ) which was down 0.50% to 2530.70 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones by 1099 to 329 and 3 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 538 rose and 152 declined, while 2 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

Shares in Bank Of Baroda (NSE: BOB ) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.44% or 8.35 to 145.10.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was down 2.75% to 19.1100.

Gold for June delivery was up 0.31% or 3.70 to $1185.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.35% or 0.20 to hit $59.15 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $65.52 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.22% to 63.931, while EUR/INR fell 0.67% to 71.7070.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.18% at 94.90.

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