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India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.07%

Published 12/02/2019, 05:45 AM
Updated 12/02/2019, 05:45 AM
India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.07% – India stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals, Carbon and Banking sectors led shares higher while losses in the Auto, Public Sector Undertakings and IT sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.07%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI), which rose 4.12% or 18.25 points to trade at 458.60 at the close. Meanwhile, JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) added 2.58% or 6.75 points to end at 268.30 and Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS) was up 2.28% or 17.95 points to 807.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB), which fell 6.22% or 4.25 points to trade at 64.05 at the close. Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) declined 5.20% or 1190.40 points to end at 21713.10 and Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) was down 3.17% or 8.75 points to 265.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which rose 3.67% to 458.55, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was up 2.28% to settle at 1586.30 and Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which gained 1.94% to close at 1737.00.

The worst performers were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which was down 6.22% to 64.05 in late trade, Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which lost 3.04% to settle at 3949.40 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which was down 2.73% to 128.15 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 971 to 593 and 84 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1437 fell and 997 advanced, while 174 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.12% or 18.25 to 458.60. Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) rose to 52-week highs; up 3.67% or 16.25 to 458.55. Shares in Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) rose to all time highs; up 2.28% or 35.40 to 1586.30.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.19% to 14.2025.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.72% or 10.65 to $1462.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.50% or 1.38 to hit $56.55 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.48% or 1.50 to trade at $61.99 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.15% to 71.640, while EUR/INR fell 0.11% to 78.9080.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 98.275.

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