India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.40% By

© Reuters. 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 , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the gained 0.40%, while the index gained 0.36%.

The best performers of the session on the were Tata Motors Ltd (NS:), which rose 7.43% or 16.05 points to trade at 231.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:) added 4.89% or 98.50 points to end at 2113.30 and Coal India Ltd (NS:) was up 4.15% or 10.00 points to 250.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Infosys Ltd (NS:), which fell 2.61% or 19.55 points to trade at 727.50 at the close. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:) declined 1.67% or 5.25 points to end at 308.45 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:) 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:) which rose 7.58% to 111.35, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:) which was up 7.04% to settle at 231.05 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which gained 4.78% to close at 2110.05.

The worst performers were Infosys Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.83% to 726.65 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.26% to settle at 458.45 and Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) 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 , 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.

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