India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.34%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.34%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:PGRD), which rose 4.52% or 7.10 points to trade at 164.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) added 3.58% or 14.50 points to end at 419.50 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC) was up 2.88% or 11.30 points to 403.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:BRIT), which fell 4.26% or 151.30 points to trade at 3401.85 at the close. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) declined 2.23% or 61.00 points to end at 2678.00 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:HROM) was down 1.76% or 57.00 points to 3180.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which rose 4.64% to 164.50, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was up 3.54% to settle at 419.20 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which gained 3.04% to close at 403.90.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 2.17% to 2678.95 in late trade, Nestle India Ltd (BO:NEST) which lost 1.54% to settle at 16002.00 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was down 1.50% to 2123.25 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 806 to 784 and 94 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1331 rose and 1247 declined, while 168 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.99% to 22.9150.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 6.30 to $1921.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.63% or 0.68 to hit $41.02 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.46% or 0.63 to trade at $42.53 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.33% to 73.679, while EUR/INR rose 0.63% to 87.3540.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 92.743.

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