India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.95%
Wednesday, August 14, 2019       18:52 WIB - India stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Metals, Capital Goods and Public Sector Undertakings sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.95%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 0.96%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Vedanta Ltd (NS: VDAN ), which rose 4.11% or 5.75 points to trade at 146.55 at the close. Meanwhile, UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) added 4.73% or 23.80 points to end at 527.20 and Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS: BJFS ) was up 4.57% or 323.85 points to 7415.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NS:SUN), which fell 5.03% or 22.10 points to trade at 417.15 at the close. Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS: INBF ) declined 4.96% or 28.45 points to end at 551.35 and Wipro Ltd (NS: WIPR ) was down 2.86% or 7.40 points to 251.05.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Vedanta Ltd (BO: VDAN ) which rose 4.87% to 146.55, Tata Steel Ltd (BO: TISC ) which was up 4.61% to settle at 364.45 and Yes Bank Ltd (BO: YESB ) which gained 4.01% to close at 76.55.
The worst performers were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (BO:SUN) which was down 4.69% to 417.05 in late trade, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO: KTKM ) which lost 1.27% to settle at 1492.65 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) which was down 1.21% to 126.75 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 856 to 698 and 69 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1258 rose and 1123 declined, while 133 ended unchanged.
Shares in Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (BO: ONGC ) fell to 5-year lows; down 1.21% or 1.55 to 126.75.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 7.99% to 16.3575.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.29% or 4.45 to $1518.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.58% or 0.90 to hit $56.20 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.26% or 0.77 to trade at $60.53 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.10% to 71.335, while EUR/INR rose 0.04% to 79.7810.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.537.

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