India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.15%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.15%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 1.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY), which rose 9.51% or 79.05 points to trade at 910.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL) added 6.90% or 25.50 points to end at 395.10 and Cipla Ltd. (NS:CIPL) was up 5.55% or 35.40 points to 673.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 7.04% or 14.35 points to trade at 189.60 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) declined 2.66% or 16.35 points to end at 598.95 and ITC Ltd (NS:ITC) was down 2.44% or 4.85 points to 193.85.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which rose 9.56% to 910.90, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which was up 3.43% to settle at 568.80 and Nestle India Ltd (BO:NEST) which gained 3.22% to close at 17450.00.

The worst performers were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which was down 2.67% to 598.50 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which lost 2.42% to settle at 193.70 and NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which was down 1.36% to 86.80 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 968 to 626 and 68 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1445 fell and 1009 advanced, while 151 ended unchanged.

Shares in Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) rose to all time highs; rising 9.51% or 79.05 to 910.00. Shares in Cipla Ltd. (NS:CIPL) rose to 3-years highs; rising 5.55% or 35.40 to 673.60. Shares in Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) rose to 3-years highs; rising 9.56% or 79.45 to 910.90.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.53% to 25.3625.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.31% or 5.70 to $1808.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.04% or 0.43 to hit $40.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.64% or 0.28 to trade at $43.51 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.17% to 75.251, while EUR/INR rose 0.03% to 85.7370.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 96.207.

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