India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.37% By


© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.37% – India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the gained 0.37%, while the index gained 0.46%.

The best performers of the session on the were Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS:), which rose 4.05% or 85.45 points to trade at 2,195.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:) added 4.02% or 82.55 points to end at 2,135.25 and Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:) was up 3.12% or 80.50 points to 2,660.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tata Steel Ltd (NS:), which fell 5.00% or 45.30 points to trade at 861.40 at the close. Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:) declined 4.98% or 7.05 points to end at 134.40 and UPL Ltd (NS:) was down 3.71% or 24.70 points to 640.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.97% to 2,134.25, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which was up 3.95% to settle at 2,195.95 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which gained 2.96% to close at 2,659.55.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which was down 5.03% to 861.20 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 2.92% to settle at 783.35 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.17% to 137.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1623 to 250 and 31 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2666 fell and 636 advanced, while 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tata Steel Ltd (NS:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.00% or 45.30 to 861.40. Shares in Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 5.03% or 45.65 to 861.20. Shares in IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.92% or 23.60 to 783.35.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.52% to 22.41.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.01% or 0.25 to $1,840.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.02% or 0.02 to hit $107.97 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.40 to trade at $112.72 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 77.96, while EUR/INR rose 0.39% to 82.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 104.07.

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