© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.88%

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 rose 1.88%, while the index gained 1.81%.

The best performers of the session on the were Titan Company Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.93% or 116.40 points to trade at 2,078.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) added 5.52% or 17.75 points to end at 339.25 and Coal India Ltd (NS:) was up 4.50% or 7.95 points to 184.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nestle India Ltd (NS:), which fell 0.10% or 17.10 points to trade at 16,950.00 at the close. Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) declined 0.09% or 3.50 points to end at 3,808.20 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:) was up 0.14% or 2.30 points to 1,681.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Titan Company Ltd (BO:) which rose 5.92% to 2,078.45, State Bank Of India (BO:) which was up 3.79% to settle at 450.70 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which gained 3.17% to close at 3,212.00.

The worst performers were Nestle India Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.26% to 16,920.05 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:) which gained 0.14% to settle at 1,681.45 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:) which was up 0.19% to 11,735.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1576 to 282 and 21 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2403 rose and 815 declined, while 127 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.67% to 21.14.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.24% or 4.35 to $1,836.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 2.07% or 2.23 to hit $110.22 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.39% or 1.59 to trade at $115.72 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.14% to 78.07, while EUR/INR rose 0.69% to 82.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 103.92.

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