India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14%

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14%India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.14%

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

At the close in NSE, the gained 0.14%, while the index climbed 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.53% or 37.55 points to trade at 1095.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:) added 2.51% or 501.15 points to end at 20521.20 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.19% or 158.95 points to 7440.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:), which fell 6.10% or 25.65 points to trade at 396.10 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:) declined 3.66% or 13.70 points to end at 360.35 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) was down 3.37% or 8.45 points to 242.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.93% to 1095.65, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which was up 2.55% to settle at 7439.50 and State Bank Of India (BO:) which gained 1.87% to close at 275.50.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.59% to 360.75 in late trade, Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.95% to settle at 146.10 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.53% to 141.95 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 778 to 767 and 82 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1209 fell and 1169 advanced, while 184 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.64% to 16.5350.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.45% or 6.75 to $1494.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.10% or 0.60 to hit $53.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.50 to trade at $59.20 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.21% to 70.955, while EUR/INR rose 0.12% to 78.8595.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.343.

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