India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.47% By

© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.47% – 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 0.47% to hit a new all time high, while the index climbed 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the were AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 6.36% or 39.75 points to trade at 664.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) added 2.84% or 73.35 points to end at 2651.85 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.65% or 23.80 points to 921.65 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:), which fell 1.96% or 1.90 points to trade at 95.05 at the close. JSW Steel Ltd (NS:) declined 1.95% or 7.85 points to end at 395.25 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) was down 1.86% or 97.20 points to 5119.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:) which rose 6.31% to 664.30, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.78% to settle at 2650.95 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which gained 2.68% to close at 921.60.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.06% to 94.95 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.83% to settle at 5121.00 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.31% to 97.65 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 926 to 752 and 49 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1694 rose and 1244 declined, while 152 ended unchanged.

Shares in Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; up 2.84% or 73.35 to 2651.85. Shares in Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.78% or 71.60 to 2650.95.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.15% to 20.4600.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 2.75 to $1949.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.80% or 0.38 to hit $48.00 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.33 to trade at $51.42 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 73.237, while EUR/INR rose 0.51% to 89.9500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 89.627.

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