India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.68% By

© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.68% – 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 1.68%, while the index climbed 1.72%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:), which rose 6.76% or 564.40 points to trade at 8919.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:) added 5.26% or 248.15 points to end at 4968.00 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:) was up 5.20% or 12.80 points to 258.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ITC Ltd (NS:), which fell 0.36% or 0.80 points to trade at 218.95 at the close. Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:) declined 0.28% or 2.75 points to end at 995.50 and Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:) was down 0.08% or 2.85 points to 3605.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:) which rose 6.77% to 8920.00, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was up 5.25% to settle at 4960.85 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which gained 3.54% to close at 602.00.

The worst performers were Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.30% to 995.00 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.18% to settle at 219.15 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which was down 0.01% to 808.15 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1253 to 395 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2018 rose and 839 declined, while 141 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 6.14% to 22.8975.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.78% or 14.25 to $1844.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.17% or 0.09 to hit $52.51 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.55 to trade at $55.30 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.05% to 73.143, while EUR/INR rose 0.39% to 88.7155.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 90.457.

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