India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17% By Investing.com

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© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

Investing.com – 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 0.17%, while the index gained 0.22%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vedanta Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.50% or 4.10 points to trade at 168.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Coal India Ltd (NS:) added 2.00% or 5.10 points to end at 260.35 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.08% or 7.85 points to 385.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:), which fell 7.35% or 48.10 points to trade at 609.80 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) declined 5.94% or 6.90 points to end at 109.30 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:) was down 1.47% or 96.65 points to 6439.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.47% to 168.00, Coal India Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.02% to settle at 260.35 and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.88% to close at 197.70.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 5.94% to 109.30 in late trade, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) which lost 2.20% to settle at 6437.05 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.53% to 1380.40 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1036 to 562 and 50 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1521 fell and 921 advanced, while 120 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 5.94% or 6.90 to 109.30. Shares in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.47% or 96.65 to 6439.00. Shares in Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 5.94% or 6.90 to 109.30. Shares in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.20% or 144.50 to 6437.05.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.34% to 14.6000.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.49% or 6.55 to $1349.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.58% or 0.30 to hit $51.87 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.77% or 0.47 to trade at $60.47 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.31% to 69.620, while EUR/INR fell 0.48% to 77.9655.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 97.188.

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