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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.17%

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate, Healthcare and IT

Investing.com – India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate, Healthcare and IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.17% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB), which rose 6.26% or 10.05 points to trade at 169.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Wipro Ltd (NS:WIPR) added 3.14% or 9.90 points to end at 324.65 and Cipla Ltd. (NS:CIPL) was up 3.03% or 15.90 points to 540.85 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL), which fell 4.41% or 10.70 points to trade at 232.35 at the close. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI) declined 3.58% or 9.50 points to end at 256.75 and Tata Motors Ltd (NS:TAMO) was down 2.99% or 5.30 points to 171.95.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which rose 5.73% to 169.65, Wipro Ltd (BO:WIPR) which was up 3.14% to settle at 324.85 and Mahindra&Mahindra Ltd. (BO:MAHM) which gained 2.21% to close at 790.20.

The worst performers were Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which was down 3.02% to 171.95 in late trade, Tata Motors Ltd DVR (BO:TAMdv) which lost 2.24% to settle at 93.95 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which was down 2.00% to 355.00 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 832 to 771 and 53 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1264 fell and 1255 advanced, while 149 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 2.49% to 19.1625.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.26% or 3.20 to $1227.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.38% or 0.71 to hit $50.74 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.95% or 0.57 to trade at $59.34 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.03% to 69.695, while EUR/INR fell 0.27% to 79.2930.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 96.882.