(C) Reuters. India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%
Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Monday, as gains in the Metals, Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Power sectors led shares higher while losses in the Consumer Durables, Banking and Oil & Gas 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 4.29% or 31.35 points to trade at 761.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) added 4.12% or 22.10 points to end at 558.85 and SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS:SBIL) was up 3.22% or 29.90 points to 958.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN), which fell 4.54% or 67.70 points to trade at 1423.95 at the close. IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS:INBK) declined 2.28% or 21.35 points to end at 913.60 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) was down 1.78% or 35.45 points to 1959.05.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which rose 3.98% to 558.70, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which was up 2.27% to settle at 2407.35 and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO:MRTI) which gained 2.14% to close at 6598.30.
The worst performers were Titan Company Ltd (BO:TITN) which was down 4.58% to 1423.60 in late trade, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO:INBK) which lost 2.24% to settle at 914.00 and Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was down 1.76% to 1959.25 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1035 to 640 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1764 rose and 1162 declined, while 158 ended unchanged.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.89% to 23.6925 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.75% or 13.25 to $1780.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $63.65 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.13 to trade at $66.63 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.15% to 73.942, while EUR/INR rose 0.11% to 89.1140.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 91.108.
India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%
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