© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.51%
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK), which rose 12.44% or 65.60 points to trade at 593.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:BJFN) added 5.04% or 165.40 points to end at 3444.00 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:AXBK) was up 4.10% or 17.40 points to 442.05 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS:REDY), which fell 1.31% or 67.80 points to trade at 5120.00 at the close. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:ONGC) declined 0.51% or 0.35 points to end at 68.90 and ITC Ltd (NS:ITC) was down 0.47% or 0.80 points to 170.90.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which rose 12.41% to 592.10, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was up 5.11% to settle at 3444.75 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:AXBK) which gained 4.44% to close at 443.35.
The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which was down 0.52% to 170.85 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which lost 0.47% to settle at 84.80 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was down 0.39% to 2225.05 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 997 to 608 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1482 rose and 1092 declined, while 142 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 6.04% to 18.3500 a new 6-months low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 5.65 to $1901.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.94% or 0.38 to hit $39.84 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.85% or 0.36 to trade at $41.94 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.57% to 73.138, while EUR/INR fell 0.36% to 85.8865.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.860.