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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.83%

India stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Auto, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Green Energy sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.83%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.76%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which rose 3.77% or 32.40 points to trade at 892.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:MAHM) added 3.12% or 39.05 points to end at 1,290.65 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) was up 2.75% or 90.55 points to 3,382.00 in late trade.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which rose 2.97% to 1,288.60, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which was up 2.58% to settle at 218.80 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which gained 2.31% to close at 841.00.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 1.13% to 3,201.60 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which lost 0.97% to settle at 1,507.60 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was down 0.63% to 987.00 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1121 to 788 and 72 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2026 rose and 1472 declined, while 157 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.34% or 6.05 to $1,806.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.54% or 0.40 to hit $74.86 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.53% or 0.42 to trade at $79.46 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.04% to 82.67, while EUR/INR rose 0.30% to 87.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 104.07.


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