(C) Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.25%
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR), which rose 8.94% or 38.50 points to trade at 469.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) added 4.65% or 16.45 points to end at 370.00 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:ULTC) was up 2.69% or 175.90 points to 6715.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL), which fell 1.54% or 9.70 points to trade at 619.40 at the close. ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) declined 1.43% or 8.25 points to end at 566.95 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) was down 1.13% or 15.50 points to 1359.15.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which rose 3.07% to 2665.80, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:ULTC) which was up 2.43% to settle at 6696.05 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which gained 2.19% to close at 107.30.
The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was down 1.55% to 566.60 in late trade, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) which lost 1.09% to settle at 1359.70 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 0.94% to 4616.55 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 972 to 665 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1594 rose and 1195 declined, while 150 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.33% to 20.4025.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.50% or 8.85 to $1775.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $63.38 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $66.91 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.42% to 74.409, while EUR/INR fell 0.26% to 89.1675.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 91.550.
India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.25%
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