India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.02%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.02% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 1.09%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL), which rose 4.59% or 21.70 points to trade at 494.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN) added 3.65% or 89.10 points to end at 2528.00 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:IOC) was up 3.29% or 3.00 points to 94.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC), which fell 1.55% or 3.80 points to trade at 241.90 at the close. Shree Cements Ltd. (NS:SHCM) declined 1.40% or 347.70 points to end at 24428.05 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:ULTC) was down 0.99% or 51.75 points to 5166.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which rose 3.37% to 2521.15, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which was up 2.61% to settle at 1881.80 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which gained 2.42% to close at 1409.55.

The worst performers were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:ULTC) which was down 1.29% to 5147.95 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which lost 0.79% to settle at 609.25 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which was down 0.70% to 7707.75 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 998 to 669 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1692 rose and 1159 declined, while 167 ended unchanged.

Shares in Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN) rose to all time highs; up 3.65% or 89.10 to 2528.00. Shares in Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) rose to all time highs; rising 3.37% or 82.30 to 2521.15.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.62% to 18.9200.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.67% or 12.55 to $1862.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.70% or 0.32 to hit $45.92 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.29 to trade at $49.13 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.20% to 73.571, while EUR/INR rose 0.00% to 89.2120.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 90.757.

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