India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.49%

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.49%India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.49% – India stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 0.49% to hit a new 3-months high, while the index gained 0.55%.

The best performers of the session on the were GAIL Ltd (NS:), which rose 6.32% or 7.95 points to trade at 133.60 at the close. Meanwhile, State Bank Of India (NS:) added 3.47% or 9.75 points to end at 289.90 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:) was up 3.55% or 25.35 points to 734.95 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which fell 5.25% or 10.15 points to trade at 183.20 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) declined 3.61% or 2.10 points to end at 56.80 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.06% or 159.30 points to 7556.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO:) which rose 3.37% to 289.95, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which was up 2.63% to settle at 2253.65 and ITC Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.43% to close at 259.40.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.41% to 56.80 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which lost 2.13% to settle at 7554.20 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.49% to 1295.80 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 880 to 671 and 82 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1319 rose and 1073 declined, while 159 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 5.25% or 10.15 to 183.20.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.45% to 16.6575.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.24% or 3.55 to $1494.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $55.53 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.45% or 0.28 to trade at $61.31 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 70.885, while EUR/INR rose 0.13% to 78.8520.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.373.

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