India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.28%

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd, which rose 4.09% or 45.75 points to trade at 1163.10 at the close.

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.28%

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India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, IT and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.28%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.41%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were HCL Technologies Ltd, which rose 4.09% or 45.75 points to trade at 1163.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Nestle India Ltd added 2.30% or 449.80 points to end at 20021.05 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. was up 2.19% or 77.90 points to 3637.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS), which fell 2.96% or 44.00 points to trade at 1440.65 at the close. Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd declined 2.75% or 18.90 points to end at 668.30 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. was down 2.63% or 20.70 points to 764.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HCL Technologies Ltd which rose 4.10% to 1162.90, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. which was up 2.20% to settle at 3635.85 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd which gained 2.06% to close at 15280.00.

The worst performers were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. which was down 2.50% to 766.15 in late trade, Bajaj Auto Ltd which lost 2.23% to settle at 3667.25 and UltraTech Cement Ltd which was down 1.88% to 7350.10 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1441 to 288 and 33 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2398 fell and 698 advanced, while 132 ended unchanged.

Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd rose to all time highs; rising 4.09% or 45.75 to 1163.10. Shares in Nestle India Ltd rose to all time highs; rising 2.30% or 449.80 to 20021.05. Shares in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.rose to all time highs; rising 2.19% or 77.90 to 3637.40. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd rose to all time highs; up 4.10% or 45.75 to 1162.90. Shares in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. rose to all time highs; up 2.20% or 78.40 to 3635.85. Shares in Bajaj Finserv Ltd rose to all time highs; gaining 2.06% or 308.25 to 15280.00.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.35% to 13.6850.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.39% or 6.90 to $1790.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.96% or 1.84 to hit $63.98 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 3.04% or 1.97 to trade at $66.72 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.21% to 74.189, while EUR/INR rose 0.01% to 86.9315.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 93.317.

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