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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%

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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 added 0.31%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.09%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which rose 12.57% or 93.30 points to trade at 835.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Asian Paints Ltd. (NS:ASPN) added 4.02% or 100.95 points to end at 2611.60 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) was up 3.86% or 19.95 points to 537.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS:PGRD), which fell 2.31% or 4.95 points to trade at 209.20 at the close. Grasim Industries Ltd (NS:GRAS) declined 1.34% or 19.40 points to end at 1427.10 and Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS:EICH) was down 1.22% or 30.60 points to 2486.60.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which rose 4.07% to 2612.65, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was up 1.88% to settle at 620.05 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which gained 1.44% to close at 2407.55.

The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which was down 2.29% to 209.25 in late trade, AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO:AXBK) which lost 1.12% to settle at 677.85 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which was down 1.09% to 927.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1006 to 644 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1604 rose and 1168 declined, while 182 ended unchanged.

Shares in Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE) rose to all time highs; rising 12.57% or 93.30 to 835.55. Shares in JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.86% or 19.95 to 537.45.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 1.77% to 20.8400.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.21% or 3.55 to $1732.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.69% or 0.99 to hit $59.64 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.48% or 0.92 to trade at $63.07 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.23% to 73.460, while EUR/INR rose 0.21% to 86.7485.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.740.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.31%

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