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

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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.63%, while the index gained 0.65%.

The best performers of the session on the were Cipla Ltd. (NS:), which rose 4.71% or 19.90 points to trade at 441.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Vedanta Ltd (NS:) added 3.93% or 5.55 points to end at 147.05 and Infosys Ltd (NS:) was up 4.08% or 31.95 points to 814.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which fell 2.93% or 1.20 points to trade at 39.60 at the close. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:) declined 3.31% or 4.90 points to end at 143.40 and GAIL Ltd (NS:) was down 1.77% or 2.25 points to 124.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Infosys Ltd (BO:) which rose 4.19% to 815.70, Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which was up 3.96% to settle at 146.95 and Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which gained 3.81% to close at 121.35.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.30% to 39.60 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.19% to settle at 559.80 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which was down 0.87% to 1987.05 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 814 to 752 and 70 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1309 fell and 1050 advanced, while 147 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.51% to 17.1400.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 1.95 to $1498.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.68% or 0.90 to hit $54.45 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.49% or 0.88 to trade at $59.98 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.11% to 71.058, while EUR/INR rose 0.38% to 78.4050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 98.178.

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