India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 1.60%
Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the rose 1.60% to hit a new all time high, while the index climbed 1.61%.
The best performers of the session on the were ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:), which rose 5.27% or 21.65 points to trade at 431.75 at the close. Meanwhile, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:) added 4.13% or 60.90 points to end at 1544.15 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:) was up 4.16% or 15.00 points to 376.85 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tech Mahindra Ltd (NS:), which fell 0.85% or 6.30 points to trade at 735.85 at the close. NTPC Ltd (NS:) declined 0.27% or 0.35 points to end at 129.15 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (NS:) was down 0.20% or 4.05 points to 2048.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) which rose 5.09% to 431.50, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:) which was up 4.60% to settle at 1543.65 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:) which gained 4.42% to close at 353.35.
The worst performers were NTPC Ltd (BO:) which was down 0.54% to 129.20 in late trade, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:) which lost 0.46% to settle at 1061.65 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:) which was down 0.20% to 2049.65 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1304 to 277 and 63 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1784 rose and 644 declined, while 150 ended unchanged.
Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; rising 5.27% or 21.65 to 431.75. Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (NS:) rose to all time highs; rising 4.13% or 60.90 to 1544.15. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.09% or 20.90 to 431.50. Shares in Larsen & Toubro Ltd (BO:) rose to all time highs; up 4.60% or 67.95 to 1543.65.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 15.14% to 16.4675 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.36% or 4.65 to $1280.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.05% or 0.61 to hit $58.52 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.71 to trade at $68.47 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.20% to 69.543, while EUR/INR fell 0.07% to 77.8225.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 97.653.
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