India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.20%
Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Auto and Consumer Durables sectors led shares higher while losses in the Public Sector Undertakings, Oil & Gas and Banking sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which rose 4.28% or 17.75 points to trade at 432.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Bajaj Finance Ltd (NS:BJFN) added 4.14% or 72.25 points to end at 1819.00 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:ONGC) was up 3.78% or 6.70 points to 184.05 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which fell 8.09% or 36.85 points to trade at 418.55 at the close. Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB) declined 7.29% or 24.15 points to end at 307.05 and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL) was down 5.23% or 25.15 points to 456.05.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:APSE) which rose 4.31% to 431.85, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was up 3.65% to settle at 550.35 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO:ONGC) which gained 3.53% to close at 183.55.
The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 4.98% to 485.10 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which lost 3.03% to settle at 310.95 and Wipro Ltd (BO:WIPR) which was down 1.94% to 296.00 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 829 to 748 and 23 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1361 rose and 1301 declined, while 145 ended unchanged.
Shares in Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE) rose to all time highs; rising 4.28% or 17.75 to 432.05. Shares in Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (BO:APSE) rose to all time highs; up 4.31% or 17.85 to 431.85.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.23% to 11.4750.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.07% or 0.87 to $1268.73 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.30% or 0.16 to hit $52.48 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.25 to trade at $59.05 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.08% to 65.045, while EUR/INR rose 0.01% to 75.5593.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.82.
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