India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.93%
© Reuters India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.93%

Investing.com – India equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Auto, IT and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.93%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:MRTI), which rose 6.27% or 488.25 points to trade at 8,271.00 at the close. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:HROM) added 5.93% or 149.65 points to end at 2,674.10 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) was up 5.87% or 156.30 points to 2,819.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI), which lost 1.62% or 40.65 points to trade at 2,464.95 in late trade. Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) declined 1.23% or 2.20 points to end at 177.15 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:PGRD) shed 1.19% or 2.50 points to 208.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which rose 6.33% to 8,274.60, Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which was up 4.41% to settle at 1,028.05 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which gained 3.39% to close at 2,758.60.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was down 1.62% to 2,464.60 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which lost 0.94% to settle at 136.35 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which was down 0.90% to 208.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1236 to 575 and 59 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2007 rose and 1181 declined, while 128 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.97% to 20.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.41% or 7.45 to $1,830.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.46% or 0.49 to hit $105.70 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.30% or 0.34 to trade at $111.40 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.17% to 78.31, while EUR/INR fell 0.37% to 82.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 104.34.

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