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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.25%

Stock MarketsApr 16, 2021 06:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Consumer Durables and Power sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.25%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.06%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR), which rose 8.94% or 38.50 points to trade at 469.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) added 4.65% or 16.45 points to end at 370.00 and UltraTech Cement Ltd (NS:ULTC) was up 2.69% or 175.90 points to 6715.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL), which fell 1.54% or 9.70 points to trade at 619.40 at the close. ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) declined 1.43% or 8.25 points to end at 566.95 and Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:LART) was down 1.13% or 15.50 points to 1359.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which rose 3.07% to 2665.80, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:ULTC) which was up 2.43% to settle at 6696.05 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which gained 2.19% to close at 107.30.

The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was down 1.55% to 566.60 in late trade, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:LART) which lost 1.09% to settle at 1359.70 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 0.94% to 4616.55 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 972 to 665 and 75 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1594 rose and 1195 declined, while 150 ended unchanged.

Shares in Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) rose to all time highs; gaining 8.94% or 38.50 to 469.20. Shares in Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS:HALC) rose to all time highs; up 4.65% or 16.45 to 370.00.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.33% to 20.4025.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.50% or 8.85 to $1775.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $63.38 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $66.91 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.42% to 74.409, while EUR/INR fell 0.26% to 89.1675.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 91.550.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.25%
 

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