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India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%

Stock MarketsMay 14, 2021 06:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Capital Goods and Consumer Durables sectors led shares higher while losses in the Metals, Real Estate and Public Sector Undertakings sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 fell 0.13%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.09%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN), which rose 8.54% or 218.30 points to trade at 2774.50 at the close. Meanwhile, UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) added 7.47% or 51.65 points to end at 743.30 and ITC Ltd (NS:ITC) was up 4.43% or 9.00 points to 212.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were GAIL Ltd (NS:GAIL), which fell 5.18% or 8.35 points to trade at 152.70 at the close. Coal India Ltd (NS:COAL) declined 4.36% or 6.70 points to end at 146.80 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) was down 4.22% or 13.75 points to 312.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which rose 8.51% to 2773.60, ITC Ltd (BO:ITC) which was up 4.45% to settle at 212.35 and Nestle India Ltd (BO:NEST) which gained 2.78% to close at 17177.80.

The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was down 2.82% to 891.40 in late trade, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which lost 2.45% to settle at 741.65 and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO:REDY) which was down 2.00% to 5195.85 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1038 to 625 and 64 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1615 fell and 1347 advanced, while 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) rose to 5-year highs; up 7.47% or 51.65 to 743.30.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.93% to 20.2675.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.57% or 10.35 to $1834.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.88% or 0.56 to hit $64.38 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.62 to trade at $67.67 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.24% to 73.291, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 88.7225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 90.537.

India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%
 

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