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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.16%

Stock MarketsMar 05, 2020 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Consumer Durables and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.16%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB), which rose 26.96% or 7.90 points to trade at 37.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) added 2.96% or 511.35 points to end at 17765.55 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:KTKM) was up 2.65% or 42.60 points to 1650.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE), which fell 5.58% or 14.05 points to trade at 237.70 at the close. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) declined 2.96% or 4.75 points to end at 155.85 and Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) was down 2.56% or 5.65 points to 215.40.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which rose 2.74% to 1651.70, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which was up 2.17% to settle at 575.00 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which gained 2.12% to close at 2223.35.

The worst performers were Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was down 2.06% to 1311.50 in late trade, Tech Mahindra Ltd (BO:TEML) which lost 1.70% to settle at 757.90 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was down 0.74% to 504.75 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 761 to 743 and 105 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1171 fell and 1120 advanced, while 163 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.04% to 23.2475.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.17% or 2.85 to $1645.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.64% or 0.30 to hit $46.48 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.63% or 0.32 to trade at $50.81 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.39% to 73.245, while EUR/INR fell 0.07% to 81.8075.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 97.062.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.16%
 

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