India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.40%
India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals, Real Estate and Auto sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.40%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.36%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO), which rose 7.43% or 16.05 points to trade at 231.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) added 4.89% or 98.50 points to end at 2113.30 and Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) was up 4.15% or 10.00 points to 250.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY), which fell 2.61% or 19.55 points to trade at 727.50 at the close. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) declined 1.67% or 5.25 points to end at 308.45 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN) was down 1.38% or 6.40 points to 458.65.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which rose 7.58% to 111.35, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which was up 7.04% to settle at 231.05 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which gained 4.78% to close at 2110.05.
The worst performers were Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was down 2.83% to 726.65 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which lost 1.26% to settle at 458.45 and Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which was down 0.93% to 265.35 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 903 to 685 and 72 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1410 rose and 1100 declined, while 176 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.86% to 21.3875.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.41% or 5.35 to $1289.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.99% or 0.63 to hit $63.26 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.89% or 0.64 to trade at $70.91 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.31% to 69.385, while EUR/INR rose 0.38% to 78.5030.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.475.