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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.62%

Stock Markets Dec 26, 2018 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Capital Goods, Banking and Green Energy sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.62%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.51%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which rose 4.13% or 14.90 points to trade at 376.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) added 4.19% or 18.30 points to end at 455.05 and Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) was up 4.01% or 12.40 points to 320.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN), which fell 2.52% or 10.70 points to trade at 413.65 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB) declined 1.56% or 2.85 points to end at 179.45 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:TCS) was down 1.53% or 29.30 points to 1889.20.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:APSE) which rose 4.36% to 376.70, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was up 3.95% to settle at 321.20 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which gained 1.73% to close at 2120.20.

The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was down 2.23% to 414.00 in late trade, Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which lost 1.46% to settle at 179.45 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 1.36% to 1889.50 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 926 to 632 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1424 fell and 1042 advanced, while 145 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.08% to 15.9200.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.32% or 4.05 to $1275.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.48% or 0.63 to hit $43.16 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.16% or 0.59 to trade at $51.36 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.19% to 70.125, while EUR/INR fell 0.11% to 79.8560.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.243.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.62%
 

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