India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%

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(C) Reuters. India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27% – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Durables, Healthcare and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.27%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index climbed 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (NS:DIVI), which rose 1.89% or 83.95 points to trade at 4519.65 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 1.49% or 9.40 points to end at 640.25 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) was up 1.48% or 31.10 points to 2129.05 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tata Steel Ltd (NS:TISC), which fell 2.37% or 27.55 points to trade at 1136.00 at the close. Britannia Industries Ltd (NS:BRIT) declined 1.40% or 50.50 points to end at 3545.30 and JSW Steel Ltd (NS:JSTL) was down 1.36% or 9.25 points to 671.30.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which rose 1.53% to 640.30, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which was up 1.50% to settle at 2129.20 and State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which gained 0.99% to close at 424.55.

The worst performers were Tata Steel Ltd (BO:TISC) which was down 2.36% to 1135.95 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO:PGRD) which lost 1.23% to settle at 228.05 and Bajaj Auto Ltd (BO:BAJA) which was down 0.75% to 4174.10 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1007 to 668 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1825 rose and 1239 declined, while 121 ended unchanged.

Shares in Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. (NS:DIVI) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.89% or 83.95 to 4519.65.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 5.84% to 12.0900 a new 52-week low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.61% or 10.85 to $1787.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $75.18 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $75.75 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.22% to 74.727, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 88.4055.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.620.

India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.27%

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