Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Real Estate, Banking and Public Sector Undertakings sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.44%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.52%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI), which rose 2.99% or 9.35 points to trade at 319.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:HDFC) added 2.12% or 41.65 points to end at 2009.00 and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL) was up 1.50% or 3.80 points to 256.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (NS:MAHM), which fell 3.79% or 30.50 points to trade at 773.35 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) declined 1.46% or 3.30 points to end at 222.75 and Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) was down 0.65% or 2.15 points to 326.65.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which rose 2.76% to 321.55, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which was up 2.01% to settle at 2009.60 and Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which gained 1.38% to close at 184.25.
The worst performers were Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which was down 3.75% to 773.60 in late trade, Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which lost 1.21% to settle at 515.55 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which was down 0.83% to 148.95 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 903 to 651 and 72 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1394 rose and 1063 declined, while 144 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.22% to 15.3250.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1284.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.13% or 0.51 to hit $45.84 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 0.95 to trade at $54.16 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.13% to 69.655, while EUR/INR rose 0.26% to 80.0055.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.700.