The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR), which rose 4.40% or 15.80 points to trade at 375.25 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 4.06% or 15.75 points to end at 403.25 and AXIS Bank Ltd (NS:AXBK) was up 3.74% or 16.90 points to 468.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which fell 3.69% or 7.60 points to trade at 198.30 at the close. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) declined 2.75% or 5.25 points to end at 185.75 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS) was down 2.69% or 20.75 points to 749.60.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:AXBK) which rose 3.64% to 468.20, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was up 3.64% to settle at 401.65 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which gained 3.57% to close at 1234.40.
The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was down 2.08% to 513.15 in late trade, Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which lost 1.92% to settle at 2050.40 and Nestle India Ltd (BO:NEST) which was down 1.68% to 16027.05 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 896 to 714 and 82 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1424 fell and 1181 advanced, while 158 ended unchanged.
Shares in Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 4.40% or 15.80 to 375.25.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 20.3800.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.38% or 26.10 to $1921.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.87% or 0.36 to hit $40.83 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.74% or 0.32 to trade at $43.02 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.25% to 73.106, while EUR/INR rose 0.12% to 86.2795.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.347.