India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.50%

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.50%India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.50% – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.50%, while the index gained 0.47%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vedanta Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.65% or 5.50 points to trade at 156.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 2.35% or 6.15 points to end at 267.75 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:) was up 1.99% or 82.85 points to 4242.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which fell 1.81% or 4.40 points to trade at 238.25 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) declined 1.51% or 7.10 points to end at 461.00 and Infosys Ltd (NS:) was down 1.29% or 9.55 points to 727.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.62% to 156.10, HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.59% to settle at 1260.85 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.57% to close at 1525.05.

The worst performers were Infosys Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.48% to 727.75 in late trade, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.94% to settle at 520.70 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.92% to 445.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1082 to 459 and 86 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1497 rose and 884 declined, while 158 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.13% to 14.6100.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.00% or 0.05 to $1568.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.63% or 0.40 to hit $62.87 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.71% or 0.49 to trade at $68.42 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 71.846, while EUR/INR fell 0.23% to 80.2770.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.480.

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