The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:KTKM), which rose 8.84% or 104.30 points to trade at 1279.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:BJFS) added 3.17% or 179.50 points to end at 5849.90 and Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE) was up 2.76% or 10.05 points to 373.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT), which fell 5.00% or 50.60 points to trade at 961.95 at the close. GAIL Ltd (NS:GAIL) declined 3.94% or 13.75 points to end at 334.70 and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:INBF) was down 2.28% or 16.70 points to 716.85.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which rose 8.53% to 1282.25, Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:APSE) which was up 2.71% to settle at 373.75 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:BAJA) which gained 2.23% to close at 2779.75.
The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was down 2.09% to 411.30 in late trade, Coal India Ltd (BO:COAL) which lost 1.62% to settle at 236.80 and Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which was down 1.31% to 166.10 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 909 to 674 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1417 fell and 1065 advanced, while 143 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.70% to 18.5900.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.21% or 2.60 to $1246.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.33% or 0.17 to hit $51.32 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.16 to trade at $60.22 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.30% to 70.755, while EUR/INR fell 0.26% to 80.4030.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.875.
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