The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Cipla Ltd. (NS:CIPL), which rose 3.02% or 14.15 points to trade at 480.85 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 2.49% or 11.65 points to end at 480.70 and Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) was up 2.36% or 16.40 points to 712.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN), which fell 10.09% or 129.50 points to trade at 1156.10 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) declined 3.44% or 13.20 points to end at 371.45 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:ONGC) was down 1.26% or 1.85 points to 144.65.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which rose 2.64% to 480.60, Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was up 2.37% to settle at 712.30 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which gained 1.78% to close at 2220.30.
The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 3.31% to 371.55 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which lost 1.07% to settle at 1432.10 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 1.04% to 4185.90 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 809 to 741 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1226 fell and 1167 advanced, while 180 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.90% to 15.7750.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.32% or 4.75 to $1488.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.45% or 0.26 to hit $56.97 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.59% or 0.37 to trade at $62.59 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.35% to 71.019, while EUR/INR rose 0.47% to 78.7365.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 97.640.