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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%

Stock MarketsDec 19, 2019 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Auto, Technology and IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.31% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB), which rose 6.52% or 3.05 points to trade at 49.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) added 3.05% or 663.15 points to end at 22427.15 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) was up 2.95% or 63.95 points to 2229.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Vedanta Ltd (NS:VDAN), which fell 2.49% or 3.80 points to trade at 149.35 at the close. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS) declined 1.64% or 12.40 points to end at 742.95 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN) was down 1.46% or 6.40 points to 433.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which rose 6.74% to 49.90, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was up 2.83% to settle at 2228.65 and Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which gained 2.55% to close at 179.15.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was down 2.26% to 149.35 in late trade, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which lost 1.44% to settle at 433.55 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which was down 1.34% to 2414.05 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 776 to 760 and 87 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1190 rose and 1185 declined, while 158 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.74% to 12.1225 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.05% or 0.75 to $1477.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $60.84 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $66.19 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.14% to 71.089, while EUR/INR rose 0.34% to 79.1450.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.870.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%
 

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