© Reuters.  India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.85%
© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.85%

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.85% to hit a new all time high, while the index added 0.87%.

The best performers of the session on the were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.16% or 74.30 points to trade at 2424.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) added 2.82% or 6.90 points to end at 251.45 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:) was up 2.44% or 2.45 points to 102.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:), which fell 1.08% or 5.60 points to trade at 512.45 at the close. NTPC Ltd (NS:) declined 0.90% or 0.95 points to end at 104.90 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:) was down 0.85% or 43.85 points to 5113.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.69% to 103.10, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.66% to settle at 2413.50 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.35% to close at 516.10.

The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.00% to 512.70 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 0.94% to settle at 917.95 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.90% to 104.85 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1013 to 650 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1774 rose and 1129 declined, while 162 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.75% to 19.2000.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.64% or 11.90 to $1867.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.40% or 0.19 to hit $47.81 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.43% or 0.22 to trade at $50.98 a barrel.

USD/INR was unchanged 0.00% to 73.556, while EUR/INR rose 0.44% to 89.7680.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 90.100.

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