India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.30% By

© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.30% – India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the rose 0.30% to hit a new all time high, while the index added 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the were UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.96% or 124.85 points to trade at 4347.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:) added 2.77% or 35.20 points to end at 1306.60 and Wipro Ltd (NS:) was up 2.69% or 7.00 points to 266.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ITC Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.56% or 12.00 points to trade at 325.15 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS:) declined 1.38% or 3.45 points to end at 247.00 and Yes Bank Ltd. (NS:) was down 1.10% or 17.15 points to 1547.45.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Wipro Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.12% to 267.60, Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:) which was up 1.81% to settle at 381.60 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.69% to close at 303.05.

The worst performers were ITC Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.40% to 325.75 in late trade, Coal India Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.34% to settle at 247.20 and Gail (India) Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.13% to 384.95 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 826 to 741 and 10 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1357 fell and 1275 advanced, while 142 ended unchanged.

Tradebuddy.onlines in Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; up 2.77% or 35.20 to 1306.60. Tradebuddy.onlines in Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; rising 1.81% or 6.80 to 381.60. Tradebuddy.onlines in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.69% or 5.05 to 303.05.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.55% to 11.4575.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.27% or 3.29 to $1230.79 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $46.52 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.04 to trade at $48.95 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.11% to 64.347, while EUR/INR fell 0.17% to 73.7490.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.96.

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