The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL), which rose 16.21% or 29.30 points to trade at 207.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:IOC) added 5.77% or 7.15 points to end at 131.00 and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL) was up 4.84% or 12.85 points to 278.15 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:INBF), which fell 9.12% or 89.25 points to trade at 891.70 at the close. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:BJFS) declined 6.20% or 369.50 points to end at 5592.00 and State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) was down 6.08% or 16.95 points to 262.15.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which rose 2.86% to 152.90, Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which was up 2.54% to settle at 240.00 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which gained 0.75% to close at 1538.50.
The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was down 5.74% to 262.15 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which lost 4.60% to settle at 556.25 and Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was down 4.45% to 208.25 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1149 to 460 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1708 fell and 795 advanced, while 140 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 14.74% to 20.5475 a new 52-week high.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.30% or 15.50 to $1208.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.94% or 1.42 to hit $71.75 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.25% or 1.87 to trade at $81.22 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.41% to 74.075, while EUR/INR rose 0.28% to 85.7725.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 94.84.
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