India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.07% By

© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.07% – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the gained 0.07%, while the index climbed 0.18%.

The best performers of the session on the were AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 9.46% or 78.15 points to trade at 904.00 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:) added 2.40% or 21.30 points to end at 909.95 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:) was up 2.33% or 43.45 points to 1,907.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:), which fell 3.41% or 253.40 points to trade at 7,179.00 at the close. Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:) declined 2.54% or 43.80 points to end at 1,681.90 and Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (NS:) was down 2.43% or 88.90 points to 3,563.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:) which rose 8.96% to 900.25, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which was up 2.13% to settle at 907.15 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:) which gained 2.11% to close at 2,655.05.

The worst performers were Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:) which was down 3.20% to 7,191.85 in late trade, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:) which lost 2.39% to settle at 1,684.00 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:) which was down 1.63% to 1,142.10 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1207 to 602 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1897 fell and 1354 advanced, while 136 ended unchanged.

Shares in AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; rising 9.46% or 78.15 to 904.00. Shares in AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:) rose to all time highs; rising 8.96% or 74.05 to 900.25.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.28% to 17.28 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.49% or 8.05 to $1,628.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.18% or 0.15 to hit $84.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.22 to trade at $92.60 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.02% to 82.84, while EUR/INR fell 0.44% to 80.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 113.44.