(C) Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.53%
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were NTPC Ltd (NS:NTPC), which rose 5.00% or 5.05 points to trade at 106.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:PGRD) added 4.64% or 8.40 points to end at 189.60 and Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN) was up 4.27% or 80.10 points to 1955.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which fell 3.74% or 7.45 points to trade at 192.00 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) declined 1.61% or 3.20 points to end at 195.80 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) was down 1.25% or 6.55 points to 519.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which rose 4.75% to 105.95, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which was up 4.39% to settle at 189.05 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which gained 4.19% to close at 1953.90.
The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 1.24% to 519.00 in late trade, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which lost 1.16% to settle at 81.20 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which was down 0.81% to 428.90 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1071 to 550 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1710 rose and 923 declined, while 143 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.30% to 19.9375 a new 3-months low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.39% or 7.60 to $1938.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.10% or 0.47 to hit $42.35 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.16% or 0.52 to trade at $44.38 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.11% to 74.933, while EUR/INR fell 0.69% to 88.3455.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 93.203.
India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.53%
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