© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.68%

Investing.com – 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 0.68% to hit a new all time high, while the index added 0.63%.

The best performers of the session on the were Tata Steel Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.80% or 28.10 points to trade at 512.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:) added 4.45% or 13.45 points to end at 316.55 and Yes Bank Ltd (NS:) was up 3.93% or 5.55 points to 146.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:), which fell 4.47% or 16.85 points to trade at 361.00 at the close. Lupin Ltd (NS:) declined 2.38% or 18.20 points to end at 743.30 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.00% or 32.90 points to 1612.80.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:) which rose 5.78% to 511.45, Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which was up 3.79% to settle at 146.65 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which gained 3.21% to close at 133.35.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.37% to 1610.75 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which lost 1.95% to settle at 1310.70 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.43% to 1365.70 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1221 to 394 and 49 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1748 rose and 764 declined, while 147 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.69% to 16.1900 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.13% or 1.65 to $1285.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.27% or 0.16 to hit $58.47 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.20 to trade at $67.67 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 69.519, while EUR/INR rose 0.22% to 77.8240.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 97.613.

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