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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.39%

Published 06/18/2024, 06:30 AM
Updated 06/18/2024, 06:35 AM
© Reuters India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.39%
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Real Estate, Consumer Durables and Green Energy sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.39% to hit a new all time high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Shriram Finance Ltd. (NS:SHMF), which rose 3.57% or 97.60 points to trade at 2,829.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:PGRD) added 3.20% or 10.30 points to end at 331.80 and Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) was up 3.01% or 14.35 points to 491.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (NS:MRTI), which fell 2.21% or 284.25 points to trade at 12,560.95 at the close. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (NS:REDY) declined 1.54% or 94.00 points to end at 5,991.25 and Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC) was down 1.11% or 2.03 points to 181.12.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which rose 3.13% to 331.55, Wipro Ltd (BO:WIPR) which was up 3.06% to settle at 491.95 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which gained 1.90% to close at 1,126.85.

The worst performers were Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which was down 2.14% to 12,576.20 in late trade, UltraTech Cement Ltd (BO:ULTC) which lost 0.96% to settle at 11,131.50 and Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which was down 0.90% to 181.40 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1222 to 1073 and 19 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 2060 rose and 1786 declined, while 148 ended unchanged.

Shares in Shriram Finance Ltd. (NS:SHMF) rose to all time highs; rising 3.57% or 97.60 to 2,829.75.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.11% to 12.97.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.23% or 5.35 to $2,323.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.18% or 0.14 to hit $79.58 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.17% or 0.14 to trade at $84.11 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.08% to 83.42, while EUR/INR fell 0.25% to 89.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 105.11.

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