Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking, Healthcare and Green Energy sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.28%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.36%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN), which rose 4.17% or 17.95 points to trade at 448.05 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 3.15% or 11.60 points to end at 380.15 and State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) was up 3.10% or 9.20 points to 305.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which fell 2.99% or 13.85 points to trade at 451.65 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) declined 1.67% or 12.75 points to end at 752.20 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:KTKM) was down 1.49% or 18.60 points to 1228.90.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which rose 3.98% to 447.15, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was up 3.46% to settle at 380.20 and State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which gained 3.18% to close at 305.10.
The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which was down 1.41% to 1230.00 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which lost 0.98% to settle at 146.95 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which was down 0.81% to 1955.00 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 812 to 761 and 65 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1271 fell and 1218 advanced, while 168 ended unchanged.
Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) rose to all time highs; rising 3.15% or 11.60 to 380.15. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.46% or 12.70 to 380.20.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.70% to 15.7000.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.45% or 5.75 to $1284.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.46% or 0.71 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.69% or 0.97 to trade at $58.30 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.44% to 70.135, while EUR/INR rose 0.25% to 80.2695.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.422.