India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17% By

© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17% – India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the added 0.17%, while the index added 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the were Titan Company Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.32% or 32.95 points to trade at 1025.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:) added 3.16% or 39.55 points to end at 1290.90 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:) was up 3.28% or 4.65 points to 146.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:), which fell 4.21% or 28.60 points to trade at 650.75 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:) declined 3.45% or 7.30 points to end at 204.20 and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 3.27% or 7.65 points to 226.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:) which rose 3.52% to 1291.15, Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:) which was up 3.03% to settle at 146.35 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:) which gained 1.67% to close at 2646.10.

The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.13% to 184.40 in late trade, Yes Bank Ltd (BO:) which lost 3.10% to settle at 179.90 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which was down 2.10% to 414.35 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1240 to 365 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1740 fell and 753 advanced, while 167 ended unchanged.

Shares in Titan Company Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.32% or 32.95 to 1025.75. Shares in Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.21% or 28.60 to 650.75.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.02% to 15.7225.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.54% or 7.15 to $1314.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.49% or 0.27 to hit $55.53 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.58 to trade at $63.33 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.37% to 71.725, while EUR/INR rose 0.35% to 82.1000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 95.472.

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