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Thursday, November 14, 2019

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%

© Reuters.  India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%© Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, Consumer Durables and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.27%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK), which rose 2.53% or 12.30 points to trade at 498.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:IOC) added 0.60% or 0.80 points to end at 136.85 and Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) was up 1.98% or 13.70 points to 705.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 3.94% or 8.60 points to trade at 208.65 at the close. Vedanta Ltd (NS:VDAN) declined 2.63% or 3.90 points to end at 144.00 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) was down 2.72% or 7.90 points to 282.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which rose 2.67% to 498.75, Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was up 2.04% to settle at 705.35 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which gained 1.65% to close at 4211.95.

The worst performers were Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was down 2.90% to 143.95 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which lost 2.79% to settle at 1374.40 and Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which was down 2.29% to 76.70 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 977 to 597 and 54 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1434 fell and 957 advanced, while 157 ended unchanged.

Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) rose to all time highs; rising 2.53% or 12.30 to 498.65. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) rose to all time highs; up 2.67% or 12.95 to 498.75.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 4.94% to 15.6500.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.37% or 5.35 to $1468.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.89% or 0.51 to hit $57.63 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.99% or 0.62 to trade at $62.99 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.28% to 71.937, while EUR/INR fell 0.34% to 79.1270.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.218.

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