India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.43%

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.43%India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.43% – India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.43% to hit a new 3-months high, while the index gained 0.34%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which rose 6.20% or 12.55 points to trade at 214.85 at the close. Meanwhile, JSW Steel Ltd (NS:) added 5.01% or 11.90 points to end at 250.20 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:) was up 4.30% or 360.25 points to 8706.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which fell 4.75% or 14.70 points to trade at 296.10 at the close. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:) declined 2.87% or 4.10 points to end at 138.70 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.48% or 188.70 points to 7424.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Infosys Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.05% to 709.00, Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.88% to settle at 157.30 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.48% to close at 2181.35.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.54% to 7423.05 in late trade, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.34% to settle at 2643.35 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.01% to 1351.75 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 916 to 643 and 89 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1365 rose and 1094 declined, while 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; up 4.30% or 360.25 to 8706.60.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.22% to 15.9250.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 1.25 to $1512.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.77% or 0.43 to hit $56.63 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.88% or 0.54 to trade at $62.23 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.05% to 70.725, while EUR/INR fell 0.08% to 78.9190.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.125.

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