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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.51%

Stock Markets Feb 21, 2019 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Metals, Consumer Durables and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.51%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS:INBF), which rose 6.32% or 40.75 points to trade at 683.95 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) added 3.16% or 5.20 points to end at 169.70 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:BJFS) was up 3.21% or 192.60 points to 6169.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 1.87% or 5.95 points to trade at 312.55 at the close. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL) declined 1.20% or 4.10 points to end at 335.30 and Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB) was down 1.08% or 2.35 points to 215.15.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which rose 2.94% to 169.70, Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was up 2.78% to settle at 164.60 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which gained 2.74% to close at 88.00.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which was down 1.33% to 215.00 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which lost 0.91% to settle at 733.35 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which was down 0.76% to 6796.80 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1093 to 484 and 60 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1535 rose and 927 declined, while 135 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.88% to 16.0525.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.74% or 9.95 to $1337.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.19% or 0.11 to hit $57.27 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $67.03 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.16% to 71.175, while EUR/INR rose 0.30% to 80.7205.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.403.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.51%
 

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