India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%

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© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27% – 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 0.27%, while the index climbed 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.53% or 12.30 points to trade at 498.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:) added 0.60% or 0.80 points to end at 136.85 and Infosys Ltd (NS:) was up 1.98% or 13.70 points to 705.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.94% or 8.60 points to trade at 208.65 at the close. Vedanta Ltd (NS:) declined 2.63% or 3.90 points to end at 144.00 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.72% or 7.90 points to 282.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.67% to 498.75, Infosys Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.04% to settle at 705.35 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.65% to close at 4211.95.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.90% to 143.95 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 2.79% to settle at 1374.40 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which was down 2.29% to 76.70 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 977 to 597 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1434 fell and 957 advanced, while 157 ended unchanged.

Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.53% or 12.30 to 498.65. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; up 2.67% or 12.95 to 498.75.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.94% to 15.6500.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.37% or 5.35 to $1468.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.89% or 0.51 to hit $57.63 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.99% or 0.62 to trade at $62.99 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.28% to 71.937, while EUR/INR fell 0.34% to 79.1270.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.218.

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