© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.12%

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 gained 0.12%, while the index climbed 0.13%.

The best performers of the session on the were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.13% or 11.45 points to trade at 377.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:) added 2.73% or 5.20 points to end at 195.50 and NTPC Ltd (NS:) was up 2.06% or 2.45 points to 121.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Titan Company Ltd (NS:), which fell 2.77% or 32.85 points to trade at 1154.75 at the close. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:) declined 1.89% or 425.25 points to end at 22075.80 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) was down 1.53% or 23.05 points to 1484.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.76% to 195.45, NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.06% to settle at 121.50 and Vedanta Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.31% to close at 154.50.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:) which was down 1.75% to 75.75 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.72% to settle at 1484.60 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.21% to 3147.00 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 878 to 644 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1306 rose and 1004 declined, while 185 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.60% to 11.5975.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.35 to $1519.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.78% or 0.48 to hit $61.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.96% or 0.64 to trade at $66.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.06% to 71.305, while EUR/INR unchanged 0.00% to 79.9830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.150.

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