India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.11%

India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.11%

© Reuters.  India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.11% © Reuters. India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.11%

Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Real Estate, Consumer Durables and Metals sectors led shares higher while losses in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Banking and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.11%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.01%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:HDFC), which rose 1.27% or 31.90 points to trade at 2549.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN) added 1.10% or 6.45 points to end at 590.45 and Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS:DIVI) was up 1.01% or 38.30 points to 3838.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Shree Cements Ltd. (NS:SHCM), which fell 2.44% or 599.95 points to trade at 24000.00 at the close. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) declined 1.52% or 44.35 points to end at 2864.95 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:ULTC) was down 1.41% or 75.75 points to 5279.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which rose 1.31% to 2550.00, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was up 1.13% to settle at 590.70 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which gained 1.05% to close at 534.00.

The worst performers were Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 1.51% to 2865.00 in late trade, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:ULTC) which lost 1.33% to settle at 5284.30 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 1.32% to 509.15 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 943 to 699 and 74 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1696 rose and 1192 declined, while 148 ended unchanged.

Shares in Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NS:HDFC) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.27% or 31.90 to 2549.95. Shares in Divi's Laboratories Ltd. (NS:DIVI) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.01% or 38.30 to 3838.00. Shares in Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) rose to all time highs; rising 1.31% or 33.05 to 2550.00. Shares in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.13% or 6.60 to 590.70.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.07% to 21.0950.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.18% or 3.50 to $1896.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.37% or 0.18 to hit $48.22 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.39% or 0.20 to trade at $51.43 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.10% to 73.053, while EUR/INR fell 0.21% to 89.7190.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 89.567.

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