India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.05%

Domestic indices rise on positive global cues, foreign fund inflows

By Administrator_India

Capital Sands

India stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the IT, Technology and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Metals, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Auto sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.05%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.19%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd. , which rose 18.53% or 4.65 points to trade at 29.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Tata Motors Ltd. added 4.23% or 3.25 points to end at 80.10 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. was up 3.88% or 17.75 points to 474.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hindalco Industries Ltd. , which fell 5.64% or 7.00 points to trade at 117.15 at the close. JSW Steel Ltd. declined 5.56% or 9.85 points to end at 167.45 and AXIS Bank Ltd. was down 5.39% or 25.80 points to 453.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were HDFC Bank Ltd. which rose 3.91% to 946.00, Infosys Ltd. which was up 3.75% to settle at 652.90 and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. which gained 3.59% to close at 473.40.

The worst performers were AXIS Bank Ltd. which was down 5.10% to 455.55 in late trade, ITC Ltd. which lost 3.91% to settle at 180.75 and ICICI Bank Ltd. which was down 3.84% to 361.50 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 984 to 563 and 71 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1414 rose and 949 declined, while 166 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  rose to 52-week highs; up 3.88% or 17.75 to 474.85. Shares in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  rose to 52-week highs; up 3.59% or 16.40 to 473.40.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.03% to 43.4550.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.26% or 4.35 to $1694.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 8.95% or 2.24 to hit $22.79 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 3.63% or 1.02 to trade at $27.06 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.01% to 76.546, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 83.1440.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 100.023.

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