India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.06%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.06%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC), which rose 9.09% or 14.75 points to trade at 177.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC) added 6.70% or 24.95 points to end at 397.20 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) was up 4.82% or 1013.35 points to 22029.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL), which fell 1.45% or 6.70 points to trade at 455.00 at the close. Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) declined 1.05% or 2.95 points to end at 278.10 and HDFC Bank Ltd (NS:HDBK) was down 1.03% or 10.70 points to 1030.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which rose 6.77% to 397.45, Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was up 2.99% to settle at 1107.00 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which gained 2.73% to close at 619.00.

The worst performers were HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which was down 1.30% to 1027.85 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which lost 1.14% to settle at 2126.65 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which was down 1.09% to 176.40 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1011 to 579 and 88 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1522 rose and 954 declined, while 143 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.04% to 23.5675 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for October delivery was up 1.81% or 36.30 to $2044.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.64% or 1.10 to hit $42.80 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 2.36% or 1.05 to trade at $45.48 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.33% to 74.812, while EUR/INR rose 0.05% to 88.6225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 92.915.

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