(C) Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.77%
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR), which rose 3.49% or 16.40 points to trade at 486.50 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 3.45% or 19.30 points to end at 578.40 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC) was up 3.19% or 28.50 points to 922.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Shree Cements Ltd. (NS:SHCM), which fell 2.77% or 811.55 points to trade at 28509.15 at the close. Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN) declined 2.70% or 41.05 points to end at 1481.85 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:HLL) was down 1.88% or 45.15 points to 2352.30.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which rose 3.60% to 579.15, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which was up 2.67% to settle at 2479.30 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:BAJA) which gained 2.30% to close at 3682.70.
The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 2.75% to 1480.90 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which lost 1.81% to settle at 2349.80 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which was down 1.80% to 2509.55 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 980 to 653 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1693 rose and 1118 declined, while 157 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.68% to 23.0250.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.33% or 6.00 to $1787.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.70% or 0.43 to hit $60.92 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.78% or 0.51 to trade at $64.81 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.53% to 75.019, while EUR/INR fell 0.39% to 90.4060.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 91.032.
India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.77%
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