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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%

Published 10/25/2019, 06:45 AM
© Reuters.  India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.01%

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Public Sector Undertakings, Banking and IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.01%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB), which rose 11.18% or 5.40 points to trade at 52.15 at the close. Meanwhile, State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) added 7.56% or 19.85 points to end at 281.55 and ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) was up 3.16% or 14.35 points to 469.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 8.65% or 20.55 points to trade at 217.00 at the close. Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) declined 4.98% or 6.65 points to end at 126.85 and Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN) was down 2.88% or 39.55 points to 1335.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which rose 7.97% to 52.15, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was up 7.19% to settle at 281.60 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which gained 3.18% to close at 469.10.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which was down 4.87% to 126.95 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which lost 3.77% to settle at 57.50 and Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was down 2.47% to 142.05 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 901 to 622 and 103 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1302 fell and 1031 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) fell to 5-year lows; losing 8.65% or 20.55 to 217.00. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) rose to all time highs; rising 3.16% or 14.35 to 469.10. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) rose to all time highs; up 3.18% or 14.45 to 469.10.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.70% to 15.3150 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.24% or 3.55 to $1508.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $56.20 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $61.69 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.07% to 70.909, while EUR/INR rose 0.03% to 78.8185.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.382.

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