India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.11%

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© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.11%© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.11% – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 0.11% to hit a new 3-months high, while the index added 0.09%.

The best performers of the session on the were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which rose 18.46% or 48.10 points to trade at 309.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) added 6.83% or 12.95 points to end at 202.45 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) was up 5.01% or 65.80 points to 1379.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which fell 6.11% or 4.30 points to trade at 66.60 at the close. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:) declined 2.76% or 62.65 points to end at 2200.90 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 2.83% or 4.15 points to 142.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which rose 5.18% to 1379.45, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was up 5.09% to settle at 399.85 and Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which gained 3.10% to close at 152.90.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 5.46% to 66.60 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which lost 3.00% to settle at 2202.05 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.81% to 589.05 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 901 to 673 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1360 rose and 1116 declined, while 157 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.36% to 15.7325.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 2.25 to $1512.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.39% or 0.21 to hit $54.39 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $59.73 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.16% to 70.862, while EUR/INR fell 0.22% to 78.9690.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.145.

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