Investing.com – India equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Public Sector Undertakings , Banking and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Auto , IT and Technology sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P CNX Nifty were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (NSE: BHEL ), which rose 3.48% or 8.40 points to trade at 249.85 at the close. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NSE: ONGC ) added 2.95% or 9.50 points to end at 332.00 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (NSE: AXBK ) was up 2.40% or 13.55 points to 577.80 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Tech Mahindra Limited (NSE: TEML ), which fell 14.24% or 91.15 points to trade at 549.10 in late trade. Tata Motors Ltd. (NSE: TAMO ) declined 5.19% or 25.85 points to end at 471.75 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NSE: MAHM ) down 3.19% or 40.25 points to 1222.80.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which rose 3.34% to 249.05, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was up 2.70% to settle at 331.25 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which gained 2.26% to close at 577.85.
The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd. (BO: TAMO ) which was down 5.12% to 471.65 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which lost 2.80% to settle at 1225.10 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 2.00% to 1969.05 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones by 794 to 627 and 12 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 393 fell and 328 advanced, while 2 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.
The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of S&P CNX Nifty options, was up 1.26% to 17.2825.
Gold for August delivery was down 0.23% or 2.70 to $1185.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.40% or 0.23 to hit $58.26 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.10 to trade at $63.83 a barrel.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.07% at 97.45.
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