India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.77%

© Reuters. India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.77% – India equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the gained 0.77%, while the index added 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Shree Cements Ltd. (NS:), which rose 3.52% or 994.35 points to trade at 29260.10 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS:) added 3.32% or 57.00 points to end at 1771.55 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.86% or 72.35 points to 2602.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UPL Ltd (NS:), which lost 2.16% or 17.50 points to trade at 791.05 in late trade. Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) declined 1.69% or 24.25 points to end at 1410.05 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:) shed 0.68% or 97.05 points to 14125.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.25% to 1770.25, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was up 1.97% to settle at 757.85 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.77% to close at 2071.50.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.66% to 1409.95 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.68% to settle at 14124.75 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.48% to 6198.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1144 to 577 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2078 rose and 1108 declined, while 149 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

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The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.02% to 12.8050.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 5.80 to $1811.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.60% or 1.18 to hit $72.77 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.35% or 1.02 to trade at $74.39 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 74.346, while EUR/INR rose 0.24% to 88.4015.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 91.965.

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