The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK), which rose 6.40% or 74.30 points to trade at 1235.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) added 6.17% or 10.15 points to end at 174.55 and Coal India Limited (NS:COAL) was up 5.69% or 17.10 points to 317.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bajaj Auto Limited (NS:BAJA), which fell 1.11% or 30.50 points to trade at 2710.25 at the close. HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT) declined 0.93% or 7.80 points to end at 830.05 and ITC Ltd (NS:ITC) was down 0.78% or 1.95 points to 247.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Coal India Limited (BO:COAL) which rose 5.41% to 316.65, TATA STEEL LIMITED (BO:TISC) which was up 3.99% to settle at 448.10 and Lupin Ltd (BO:LUPN) which gained 2.20% to close at 1520.30.
The worst performers were Bajaj Auto Limited (BO:BAJA) which was down 0.85% to 2717.55 in late trade, ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which lost 0.56% to settle at 247.50 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was down 0.28% to 1084.10 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 956 to 527 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1687 rose and 1042 declined, while 153 ended unchanged.
The India Vix, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.55% to 14.8075.
Gold for February delivery was up 0.15% or 1.75 to $1187.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.75% or 0.38 to hit $51.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.42 to trade at $54.06 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.05% to 68.360, while EUR/INR fell 0.34% to 71.8682.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.36% at 102.38.
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