Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the gained 0.82% to hit a new all time high, while the index gained 0.78%.
The best performers of the session on the were Tata Motors Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.10% or 9.40 points to trade at 193.75 at the close. Meanwhile, UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:) added 4.23% or 172.00 points to end at 4244.80 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) was up 4.29% or 20.05 points to 484.85 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:), which fell 2.30% or 507.35 points to trade at 21600.85 at the close. Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS:) declined 0.90% or 28.35 points to end at 3121.00 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) was down 0.98% or 4.80 points to 487.55.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which rose 5.28% to 79.75, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which was up 5.12% to settle at 193.85 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which gained 3.68% to close at 484.95.
The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.72% to 3124.25 in late trade, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which lost 0.57% to settle at 2157.45 and Infosys Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.30% to 734.70 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1179 to 375 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1654 rose and 753 declined, while 159 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.93% to 11.4900.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.05% or 0.70 to $1522.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.34% or 0.21 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.39 to trade at $66.39 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.20% to 71.362, while EUR/INR rose 0.05% to 79.8795.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 96.350.
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