India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.44%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.44% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.48%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT), which rose 5.08% or 50.30 points to trade at 1039.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) added 4.19% or 64.65 points to end at 1609.35 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) was up 3.15% or 33.95 points to 1112.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:ONGC), which fell 3.23% or 3.90 points to trade at 116.90 at the close. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) declined 1.30% or 35.10 points to end at 2664.90 and Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) was down 0.98% or 1.45 points to 146.70.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which rose 5.10% to 1040.00, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) which was up 4.19% to settle at 1609.05 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which gained 3.13% to close at 1112.15.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 0.84% to 525.55 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which lost 0.83% to settle at 779.90 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which was down 0.64% to 2982.75 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 940 to 746 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1567 rose and 1521 declined, while 108 ended unchanged.

Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.19% or 64.65 to 1609.35. Shares in Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) rose to 5-year highs; up 3.15% or 33.95 to 1112.45. Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) rose to all time highs; up 4.19% or 64.75 to 1609.05. Shares in Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) rose to 5-year highs; rising 3.13% or 33.75 to 1112.15.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.54% to 12.2700.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.12% or 2.15 to $1827.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.53% or 1.12 to hit $72.01 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.32% or 0.99 to trade at $73.77 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.07% to 74.508, while EUR/INR fell 0.01% to 88.1105.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 92.403.