Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the rose 0.05%, while the index climbed 0.24%.
The best performers of the session on the were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:), which rose 2.69% or 35.40 points to trade at 1352.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:) added 1.96% or 12.90 points to end at 671.80 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:) was up 1.89% or 13.65 points to 733.75 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Coal India Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.42% or 8.30 points to trade at 235.00 at the close. Wipro Ltd (NS:) declined 3.05% or 8.45 points to end at 268.85 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:) was down 3.45% or 5.35 points to 150.20.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:) which rose 2.76% to 1351.25, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was up 1.77% to settle at 732.20 and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:) which gained 1.71% to close at 670.85.
The worst performers were Coal India Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.09% to 235.15 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:) which lost 1.97% to settle at 450.90 and NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was down 1.68% to 146.10 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 832 to 754 and 59 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1308 fell and 1258 advanced, while 152 ended unchanged.
Shares in AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.89% or 13.65 to 733.75. Shares in AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.77% or 12.70 to 732.20.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.03% to 15.2925 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 0.75 to $1286.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.78% or 0.44 to hit $56.66 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.06% or 0.70 to trade at $66.69 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.08% to 70.037, while EUR/INR rose 0.06% to 79.2620.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.812.
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