India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.50%
Friday, February 14, 2020       18:41 WIB - India stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Power, Public Sector Undertakings and Metals sectors led shares lower.
At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.50%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index fell 0.49%.
The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Yes Bank Ltd (NS: YESB ), which rose 5.38% or 2.00 points to trade at 39.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) added 4.38% or 23.65 points to end at 563.60 and UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) was up 2.46% or 14.25 points to 593.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which fell 5.49% or 7.15 points to trade at 123.15 at the close. Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS: BHRI ) declined 5.45% or 13.35 points to end at 231.50 and IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) was down 3.72% or 45.75 points to 1185.00.
The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which rose 4.69% to 565.10, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) which was up 1.42% to settle at 621.40 and ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which gained 0.90% to close at 545.85.
The worst performers were IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was down 4.38% to 1176.35 in late trade, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (BO: PGRD ) which lost 3.26% to settle at 184.15 and State Bank Of India (BO:SBI) which was down 2.41% to 319.55 at the close.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1024 to 521 and 80 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1540 fell and 858 advanced, while 160 ended unchanged.
Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) rose to all time highs; up 4.38% or 23.65 to 563.60. Shares in IndusInd Bank Ltd. (NS: INBK ) fell to 3-years lows; losing 3.72% or 45.75 to 1185.00. Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) rose to all time highs; rising 4.69% or 25.30 to 565.10. Shares in IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) fell to 3-years lows; falling 4.38% or 53.85 to 1176.35. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO: HCLT ) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.42% or 8.70 to 621.40.
The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.83% to 13.6150.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1578.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.24% or 0.64 to hit $52.06 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.35% or 0.76 to trade at $57.10 a barrel.
USD/INR was up 0.06% to 71.366, while EUR/INR rose 0.08% to 77.3750.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 98.993.

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