India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.67%

India shares higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.67% – India equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 0.67% to hit a new 1-month high, while the index gained 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:), which rose 4.98% or 852.95 points to trade at 17988.40 at the close. Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) added 4.46% or 327.80 points to end at 7670.80 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:) was up 3.75% or 69.55 points to 1922.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:), which lost 2.92% or 52.25 points to trade at 1737.55 in late trade. Infosys Ltd (NS:) declined 2.87% or 54.50 points to end at 1844.65 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:) shed 1.70% or 22.70 points to 1310.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:) which rose 5.09% to 17983.00, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 4.44% to settle at 7668.55 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which gained 3.70% to close at 1921.65.

The worst performers were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.87% to 1736.05 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.71% to settle at 1844.95 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.69% to 1311.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 922 to 868 and 29 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1749 rose and 1524 declined, while 94 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 6.87% to 17.2275.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.24% or 4.35 to $1818.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.16% or 0.12 to hit $76.87 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.06 to trade at $79.94 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.17% to 74.372, while EUR/INR rose 0.06% to 84.1225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 96.110.

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