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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.28%

Stock MarketsJan 12, 2018 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Banking and Capital Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.28% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK), which rose 2.50% or 7.75 points to trade at 317.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) added 1.94% or 7.15 points to end at 374.80 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) was up 2.72% or 15.75 points to 591.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL), which fell 1.30% or 10.20 points to trade at 775.35 at the close. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS:ARBN) declined 0.99% or 6.65 points to end at 667.05 and Lupin Ltd (NS:LUPN) was down 1.38% or 12.80 points to 919.10.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which rose 2.63% to 317.60, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which was up 1.27% to settle at 9460.30 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which gained 1.26% to close at 200.25.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 1.04% to 509.40 in late trade, Lupin Ltd (BO:LUPN) which lost 0.98% to settle at 919.15 and ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which was down 0.89% to 267.50 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 950 to 662 and 28 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1536 fell and 1305 advanced, while 144 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.00% to 13.7325.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.79% or 10.50 to $1333.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.44% or 0.28 to hit $63.52 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.09 to trade at $69.17 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.07% to 63.635, while EUR/INR rose 0.66% to 77.1347.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 91.12.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.28%
 

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