India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.53%

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© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.53%© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.53% – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 1.53%, while the index climbed 1.26%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vedanta Ltd (NS:), which rose 7.75% or 8.60 points to trade at 119.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) added 7.38% or 17.25 points to end at 251.10 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) was up 6.91% or 10.35 points to 160.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bajaj Auto Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.58% or 99.95 points to trade at 2692.25 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) declined 1.11% or 0.35 points to end at 31.20 and ITC Ltd (NS:) was down 0.64% or 1.25 points to 194.05.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which rose 6.64% to 393.35, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was up 6.43% to settle at 387.60 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which gained 4.71% to close at 93.30.

The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.64% to 2695.80 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.87% to settle at 193.85 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.07% to 1181.30 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 852 to 660 and 107 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1174 rose and 1110 declined, while 140 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 1.11% or 0.35 to 31.20. Shares in ITC Ltd (NS:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 0.64% or 1.25 to 194.05. Shares in ITC Ltd (BO:) fell to 3-years lows; down 0.87% or 1.70 to 193.85.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.62% to 24.5425.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.35% or 5.55 to $1600.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.38% or 1.58 to hit $48.33 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.79% or 1.45 to trade at $53.35 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.38% to 73.151, while EUR/INR rose 0.24% to 81.3265.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.515.

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