India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 5.32%
Friday, September 20, 2019       18:09 WIB - India stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Auto, Banking and Capital Goods sectors led shares higher.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 gained 5.32% to hit a new 1-month high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index gained 5.32%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Eicher Motors Ltd. (NS: EICH ), which rose 13.38% or 2107.50 points to trade at 17860.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (NS: HROM ) added 12.34% or 312.40 points to end at 2862.90 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) was up 10.94% or 140.25 points to 1419.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (NS: PGRD ), which fell 2.68% or 5.40 points to trade at 196.20 at the close. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) declined 2.87% or 8.85 points to end at 301.40 and Infosys Ltd (NS: INFY ) was down 1.63% or 13.40 points to 805.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Hero MotoCorp Ltd (BO: HROM ) which rose 12.52% to 2849.40, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (BO: MRTI ) which was up 10.89% to settle at 6585.25 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which gained 10.74% to close at 1419.60.
The worst performers were Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which was down 2.39% to 196.35 in late trade, Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which lost 1.94% to settle at 805.10 and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (BO:TCS) which was down 1.74% to 2065.60 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1217 to 372 and 56 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1773 rose and 692 declined, while 138 ended unchanged.
Shares in Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (NS:ZEE) fell to 3-years lows; losing 2.87% or 8.85 to 301.40.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.96% to 15.4000.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 5.35 to $1511.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.76% or 0.44 to hit $58.63 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.61% or 0.39 to trade at $64.79 a barrel.
USD/INR was down 0.37% to 71.105, while EUR/INR fell 0.33% to 78.5355.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.933.

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