The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC), which rose 5.99% or 14.95 points to trade at 264.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) added 5.24% or 21.50 points to end at 432.00 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) was up 4.22% or 35.45 points to 875.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI), which fell 0.82% or 3.30 points to trade at 400.25 at the close. UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:ULTC) declined 0.79% or 31.15 points to end at 3919.80 and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (NS:IOC) was down 0.77% or 3.20 points to 414.90.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which rose 3.82% to 872.50, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was up 2.59% to settle at 539.40 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which gained 1.92% to close at 2548.55.
The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 1.17% to 398.70 in late trade, Coal India Ltd (BO:COAL) which lost 0.46% to settle at 282.40 and Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was down 0.37% to 927.15 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1051 to 513 and 21 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1648 rose and 927 declined, while 120 ended unchanged.
Shares in Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.99% or 14.95 to 264.45. Shares in Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.24% or 21.50 to 432.00. Shares in Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) rose to all time highs; up 4.22% or 35.45 to 875.60.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.86% to 11.0425 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.65% or 8.43 to $1297.33 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.09% or 0.56 to hit $50.74 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.86% or 0.49 to trade at $56.45 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.18% to 65.061, while EUR/INR fell 0.20% to 77.1190.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 92.89.