India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.42%

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.42%India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.42% – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 0.42% to hit a new all time high, while the index climbed 0.27%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which rose 14.18% or 31.95 points to trade at 256.60 at the close. Meanwhile, UPL Ltd (NS:) added 5.46% or 30.15 points to end at 579.90 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS:) was up 4.17% or 10.55 points to 263.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which fell 2.50% or 8.00 points to trade at 311.00 at the close. Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:) declined 2.11% or 53.25 points to end at 2466.30 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 1.22% or 28.40 points to 2309.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which rose 2.68% to 1568.65, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.68% to settle at 519.20 and Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.64% to close at 70.05.

The worst performers were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.13% to 2467.80 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which lost 1.21% to settle at 73.25 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.13% to 2309.85 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 831 to 739 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1214 rose and 1154 declined, while 181 ended unchanged.

Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; up 2.68% or 13.55 to 519.20.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.31% to 13.9875 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.21% or 3.05 to $1463.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.46% or 0.27 to hit $57.84 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.17 to trade at $62.84 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.50% to 71.608, while EUR/INR rose 0.64% to 78.8615.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.248.

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