India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.63%

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© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.63%© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.63% – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.63%, while the index added 0.58%.

The best performers of the session on the were GAIL Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.91% or 7.20 points to trade at 129.00 at the close. Meanwhile, JSW Steel Ltd (NS:) added 3.87% or 10.75 points to end at 288.65 and Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) was up 3.42% or 8.20 points to 248.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which fell 2.00% or 0.75 points to trade at 36.80 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) declined 0.88% or 4.25 points to end at 481.20 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:) was down 0.85% or 4.50 points to 523.90.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were NTPC Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.95% to 116.80, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was up 2.07% to settle at 7034.10 and State Bank Of India (BO:) which gained 1.84% to close at 324.35.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.75% to 534.45 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which lost 0.69% to settle at 524.40 and Nestle India Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.61% to 16068.80 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 857 to 658 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1336 fell and 1041 advanced, while 177 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.32% to 13.8800.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.55% or 8.65 to $1570.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.41% or 0.70 to hit $50.27 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.54% or 0.82 to trade at $54.09 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.02% to 71.291, while EUR/INR rose 0.09% to 77.8370.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.703.

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