Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the rose 0.56%, while the index climbed 0.55%.
The best performers of the session on the were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 3.91% or 1.60 points to trade at 42.55 at the close. Meanwhile, UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:) added 2.58% or 116.60 points to end at 4643.00 and Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:) was up 2.44% or 75.90 points to 3188.85 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:), which fell 2.45% or 4.95 points to trade at 197.00 at the close. Cipla Ltd. (NS:) declined 1.38% or 6.40 points to end at 458.75 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:) was down 1.06% or 14.10 points to 1317.70.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.47% to 4641.05, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.43% to settle at 787.50 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:) which gained 2.03% to close at 1359.80.
The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:) which was down 2.16% to 196.90 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.21% to settle at 1316.00 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which was down 0.49% to 447.70 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 879 to 652 and 95 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1309 rose and 1087 declined, while 155 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.86% to 15.5600.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.29% or 4.55 to $1560.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.45% or 0.25 to hit $55.34 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.31 to trade at $61.73 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.13% to 71.300, while EUR/INR fell 0.24% to 78.7080.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.605.
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