India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.01%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 1.01% to hit a new 3-months high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 1.12%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC), which rose 6.58% or 10.20 points to trade at 165.20 at the close. Meanwhile, State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) added 4.14% or 7.95 points to end at 199.85 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:BJFN) was up 3.81% or 122.15 points to 3330.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 1.94% or 4.25 points to trade at 215.10 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) declined 1.54% or 2.05 points to end at 130.80 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) was down 1.20% or 7.00 points to 576.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which rose 3.93% to 3329.60, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was up 3.72% to settle at 199.10 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which gained 3.05% to close at 344.40.

The worst performers were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which was down 1.29% to 80.50 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which lost 1.27% to settle at 576.45 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 0.60% to 2204.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 879 to 735 and 55 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1335 rose and 1209 declined, while 143 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.55% to 24.9125 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.06% or 1.15 to $1819.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.32% or 0.13 to hit $40.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.07 to trade at $43.36 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.12% to 75.028, while EUR/INR rose 0.09% to 84.9785.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.442.

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