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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

Stock MarketsSep 24, 2021 06:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate, Technology and IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.17% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.27%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN), which rose 3.85% or 127.95 points to trade at 3448.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (NS:MAHM) added 2.77% or 21.00 points to end at 779.45 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) was up 2.59% or 73.95 points to 2931.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC), which fell 3.53% or 46.60 points to trade at 1272.10 at the close. JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) declined 2.67% or 18.10 points to end at 659.15 and State Bank Of India (NS:SBI) was down 2.01% or 9.05 points to 440.75.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which rose 3.72% to 3443.60, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which was up 2.74% to settle at 779.20 and HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which gained 2.24% to close at 1357.65.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which was down 3.60% to 1271.90 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which lost 2.00% to settle at 440.80 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:AXBK) which was down 1.74% to 798.20 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1101 to 607 and 58 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1877 fell and 1220 advanced, while 137 ended unchanged.

Shares in Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN) rose to all time highs; rising 3.85% or 127.95 to 3448.60. Shares in Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.72% or 123.50 to 3443.60. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) rose to all time highs; up 2.24% or 29.70 to 1357.65.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.93% to 16.9225.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 5.85 to $1755.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $73.30 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.13 to trade at $77.38 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 73.777, while EUR/INR fell 0.08% to 86.5445.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 93.177.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%
 

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