India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.42%

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THO – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.42% to hit a new all time high, while the index climbed 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.72% or 140.10 points to trade at 5286.70 at the close. Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) added 2.70% or 65.45 points to end at 2490.10 and HDFC Bank Ltd (NS:) was up 2.20% or 31.10 points to 1441.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which lost 2.59% or 6.00 points to trade at 225.90 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) declined 2.23% or 5.60 points to end at 245.85 and Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:) shed 1.64% or 7.80 points to 467.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.72% to 2490.10, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.38% to settle at 5265.80 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.97% to close at 1438.60.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.65% to 7672.00 in late trade, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.55% to settle at 101.50 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.38% to 193.50 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 983 to 690 and 49 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1535 fell and 1321 advanced, while 164 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.22% to 19.1575.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.11% or 20.55 to $1879.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.42% or 0.20 to hit $48.02 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.17 to trade at $51.25 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.10% to 73.560, while EUR/INR rose 0.14% to 89.9305.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 89.888.


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