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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.92%

Stock Markets26 minutes ago (Apr 07, 2021 06:45AM ET)

(C) Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.92% – India stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Auto, Banking and Metals sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.92%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.94%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL), which rose 5.33% or 28.65 points to trade at 566.10 at the close. Meanwhile, GAIL Ltd (NS:GAIL) added 2.97% or 4.00 points to end at 138.55 and Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) was up 2.36% or 10.10 points to 437.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (NS:APSE), which fell 2.76% or 23.10 points to trade at 812.45 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) declined 1.26% or 8.35 points to end at 653.00 and NTPC Ltd (NS:NTPC) was down 0.52% or 0.55 points to 105.50.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which rose 2.25% to 358.45, ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was up 2.05% to settle at 577.55 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which gained 2.02% to close at 945.80.

The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 0.78% to 1513.95 in late trade, NTPC Ltd (BO:NTPC) which lost 0.47% to settle at 105.45 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which was down 0.14% to 2404.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1094 to 543 and 79 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1760 rose and 1075 declined, while 171 ended unchanged.

Shares in JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) rose to all time highs; up 5.33% or 28.65 to 566.10.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 2.84% to 20.2475.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.38% or 6.65 to $1736.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.78% or 0.46 to hit $59.79 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.56 to trade at $63.30 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 1.28% to 74.427, while EUR/INR rose 1.40% to 88.4910.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.265.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.92%

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