The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were GAIL Ltd (NS:GAIL), which rose 5.15% or 20.60 points to trade at 420.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) added 4.62% or 18.70 points to end at 423.65 and Tata Motors DV Ltd (NS:TAMdv) was up 3.38% or 7.90 points to 241.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL), which fell 2.27% or 6.00 points to trade at 258.55 at the close. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS:ARBN) declined 1.74% or 13.30 points to end at 748.95 and Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) was down 1.20% or 3.00 points to 246.50.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Gail (India) Ltd. (BO:GAIL) which rose 4.87% to 420.15, Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which was up 4.58% to settle at 423.90 and Cipla Ltd. (BO:CIPL) which gained 0.61% to close at 573.50.
The worst performers were Coal India Ltd (BO:COAL) which was down 2.49% to 258.20 in late trade, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which lost 1.02% to settle at 1752.85 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) which was down 0.92% to 1226.40 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 796 to 755 and 19 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1271 fell and 1256 advanced, while 143 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.20% to 11.4650.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.07% or 0.86 to $1311.66 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.85% or 0.43 to hit $50.78 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.36 to trade at $55.84 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.14% to 64.315, while EUR/INR rose 0.53% to 77.1001.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 91.66.