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India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%

Stock MarketsDec 31, 2018 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals, Consumer Durables and Healthcare sectors led shares higher while losses in the Real Estate, Oil & Gas and Fast Moving Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower.

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

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC), which rose 1.59% or 8.15 points to trade at 521.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Vedanta Ltd (NS:VDAN) added 1.38% or 2.75 points to end at 202.20 and Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:TEML) was up 1.07% or 7.65 points to 723.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 1.56% or 4.10 points to trade at 259.00 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) declined 1.34% or 4.25 points to end at 312.50 and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL) was down 1.09% or 2.80 points to 253.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which rose 1.59% to 521.85, Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was up 1.48% to settle at 202.35 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which gained 1.47% to close at 93.30.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 1.04% to 312.90 in late trade, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:AXBK) which lost 0.87% to settle at 619.80 and Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO:HROM) which was down 0.78% to 3105.70 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 951 to 649 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1475 rose and 1056 declined, while 158 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 4.78% to 16.0000.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.20% or 2.55 to $1285.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.97% or 0.44 to hit $45.77 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.24% or 0.66 to trade at $53.87 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.11% to 69.850, while EUR/INR fell 0.07% to 79.9740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 95.820.

India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%
 

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