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India stocks mixed at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.02%

Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Metals, Auto and Real Estate

Investing.com – India stocks were mixed after the close on Friday, as gains in the Metals, Auto and Real Estate sectors led shares higher while losses in the Banking, Consumer Durables and Carbon sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 0.02%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (NS:IOC), which rose 5.19% or 6.80 points to trade at 137.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NS:HPCL) added 3.83% or 8.55 points to end at 230.95 and Yes Bank Ltd (NS:YESB) was up 2.86% or 6.15 points to 222.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (NS:KTKM), which fell 3.95% or 50.90 points to trade at 1237.90 at the close. GAIL Ltd (NS:GAIL) declined 1.57% or 5.20 points to end at 327.15 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS:RELI) was down 1.22% or 15.20 points to 1232.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Yes Bank Ltd (BO:YESB) which rose 3.23% to 221.95, Vedanta Ltd (BO:VDAN) which was up 2.86% to settle at 169.30 and Tata Motors Ltd (BO:TAMO) which gained 2.86% to close at 174.55.

The worst performers were Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which was down 3.71% to 1241.05 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which lost 1.11% to settle at 1232.60 and HDFC Bank Ltd (BO:HDBK) which was down 1.11% to 2091.65 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1108 to 484 and 61 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1575 rose and 875 declined, while 148 ended unchanged.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 3.75% to 15.4500.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.23% or 3.05 to $1324.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.30% or 0.17 to hit $57.13 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.18 to trade at $67.25 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.04% to 71.170, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 80.7095.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.493.