The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS: MAHM ), which rose 4.22% or 38.10 points to trade at 941.90 at the close. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS: MRTI ) added 4.10% or 310.85 points to end at 7,897.45 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (NS: HLL ) was up 2.32% or 54.05 points to 2,380.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included JSW Steel Ltd (NS: JSTL ), which lost 13.24% or 83.55 points to trade at 547.55 in late trade. Tata Steel Ltd (NS: TISC ) declined 12.61% or 147.65 points to end at 1,022.95 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS: DIVI ) shed 9.45% or 406.90 points to 3,897.90.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO: MAHM ) which rose 4.14% to 942.05, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was up 4.07% to settle at 7,896.20 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 2.35% to close at 2,380.05.
The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was down 12.53% to 1,023.60 in late trade, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO: ULTC ) which lost 3.33% to settle at 5,919.25 and ITC Ltd (BO: ITC ) which was down 1.93% to 274.55 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1153 to 699 and 57 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1928 fell and 1373 advanced, while 164 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.
The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.29% to 23.40.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.99% or 18.22 to $1,860.32 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.16% or 1.28 to hit $111.56 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.16% or 1.28 to trade at $111.27 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.36% to 77.54, while EUR/INR rose 0.63% to 82.72.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.95% at 102.19.
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