India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.03%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.03%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.06%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML), which rose 4.22% or 51.20 points to trade at 1,264.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS:HROM) added 4.13% or 99.50 points to end at 2,509.00 and Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) was up 3.23% or 49.60 points to 1,585.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK), which fell 4.24% or 41.50 points to trade at 936.80 at the close. Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:BRIT) declined 3.20% or 108.45 points to end at 3,277.00 and Tata Consumer Products Ltd (NS:TACN) was down 2.99% or 24.05 points to 779.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which rose 4.07% to 1,263.55, Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was up 3.21% to settle at 1,585.25 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which gained 2.57% to close at 1,071.00.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was down 4.32% to 936.15 in late trade, Nestle India Ltd (BO:NEST) which lost 2.76% to settle at 17,599.35 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:ULTC) which was down 2.58% to 6,355.80 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1044 to 773 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1760 fell and 1472 advanced, while 116 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 7.24% to 20.29.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.42% or 26.63 to $1,895.43 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.20% or 0.22 to hit $108.03 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.52 to trade at $110.66 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.37% to 76.28, while EUR/INR fell 0.24% to 80.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 102.88.

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